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The Mascot 5-Jan-1895 presents the tribulations of wealth widows on the cover. Scandal! The Mascot 5-Jan-1895 The front page of this edition of the New Orleans paper, The Mascot, featured an illustration of a wealthy widow. While she thinks back to her late husband, a number of European "noblemen" seek her hand. These men do not have money, but they do have titles. Those titles, naturally, are essentially worthless in the United States. Marriage for money Seeking a woman's hand for her fortune was not a new trend. The Mascot 5-Jan-1895 reflects on the story of a Chicago widow, Mrs....
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