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    Fascinating Police Wanted Ad From 1888

    $100 reward for the arrest of this mild mannered-looking criminal. I want to know if they caught him!

    "Gambles and is fond of comic opera..."

    "Uses morphine and carries Hypodermic Syringe..."

    "Is ruptured and wears a truss..."

    They had so much information on Mr. Klinz, the scoundrel bookkeeper!

    $100 was a lot of money in 1888, but then, so was $1,000.

    Maybe he made it back to Germany, I hope so.

    Below are some trusses from the time period.

    23 — so young to be herniated.

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