Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Nine Pins = One Collar | J.A.'s Manhattan Style

As I recall from my very first research paper written in fourth grade, audience members wanting to watch Barnum and Bailey's Circus around 1900 could use either pennies or pins to pay their admission. At the time, pins were evidently valuable enough to function as currency.

At the same time, detachable paper or celluloid collars for men could be purchased for nine cents from various mail order catalogs or street vendors.

I wonder if J.A. included a mere nine pins in the envelope with the order form for his wonderful Manhattan style no-turn-down.


Anonymous cory said...

once minder had a pin in her bum. she said it hurt. i don't doubt that it did...but i still laughed.

2:45 PM  

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