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As their tobacco company grew, the Lorillard brothers sought to maintain competitive advantage by turning to ever more sophisticated forms of advertising. They began direct mailing campaigns, printing and sending out broadsides. Eventually, they… Read More

The father of Cornelia and Peter Williams Ray, Peter Ray was one of the black community’s most respected members. Born in 1800, he began working in Peter and George Lorillard’s tobacco company as an errand boy in 1811. When he died in 1882, he… Read More