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A University of Minnesota history student uncovered this curious item while researching commercialized sex and reform in Minneapolis, 1870-1920. From the Minneapolis Tribune:
|The Dale Street Infirmary in Roseville, shown here in about 1908, housed St. Paul's smallpox patients. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society)