Ye Historie of an Olde Harde-ware Store -- JE Bassett Hardware Centennial
J.E. Bassett Hardware of New Haven, CT was reputed to be the oldest operating hardware store in the country, having been founded in 1784 by Mr. Titus Street. John Bassett joined the company in 1855, changing the name to the John E. Bassett & Co in 1864. It operated until the mid 1960s when it closed.
This booklet was published in 1884 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the company's founding. The front and back covers are detached, though all of the pages are present and readable.