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The Spectator advertisement of employment opportunities for "indigent poets and authors."

During August of 1820, Hawthorne published a newspaper called The Spectator. The newspaper's title and the advertisement suggest that the young writer Nathaniel Hawthorne was beginning to realize his place in his society.
(courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
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