National Geographic : 1916 Oct
WHEN HE WAS A BOY (BOY-LIKE) HE WROTE THIS: This was when they were shingling their new home, in February, 1867. 46 YEARS LATER, WHEN HE WAS A MAN, HE WROTE THIS: Southern Cypress Mfrs.' Assn., New Orleans, La. Cotton Plant, Ark., March 5, 1913. Gents: I send you by this mail a sample of shingles placed upon my old homestead by my father in 1867. The pencil writing on same was done by me at the time the workmen put them on. They have done service from that day to the 2nd day of April, 1912, when they were removed for new building. I can swear to the above. I was then 11 years old. Truly yours, A. F. MABERRY. (Pretty Good Record ?-with the Cypress Shingles Today as Sound as New.) 45 years "on the job"-and still sound as a dollar. Here is the originalof the above letter: 0it ^^ Pvc^ 11 y.. ,o a- * In rr4 --^ 2., a*--"C ' ^^'f "SOME" RECORD. "SOME" INVESTMENT VALUE. SOME REASON FOR 'CYPRESS' PRESTIGE. How about writing for Volume 7, the SHINGLE BOOK of the Cypress Pocket Library? Also Volume 36, "Short Cuts to Good Carpentry" - a book for Boys and Fathers. Let our "ALL-ROUND HELPS DEPARTMENT" help YOU. Our entire resources are at your service with Reliable Counsel. SOUTHERN CYPRESS MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION 1224 Hibernia Bank Building, New Orleans, La., or 1224 Heard National Bank Building, Jacksonville, Fla. INSIST ON CYPRESS AT YOUR LOCAL LUMBER DEALER'S. IF HE HASN'T IT. LET US KNOW IMMEDIATELY. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."