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September 2, 2020

From the Ipswich Tribune July 20, 1927 edition


Picture peddlers are canvassing the county, selling portraits to be enlarged from a photograph for $7.50, claiming the portrait is worth $30. The St. Paul Farmer warns everybody to beware of them, and under no circumstances to sign any order for these portraits. The peddlers make a specialty of canvassing farmer’s wives during the absence of the husband. The sheriff of this county will be glad to be informed of their whereabouts.


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