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.