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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Bobbed Hair Drives Hat Pin Maker to Suicide

November 30, 1924: Anton Stickler [sic], a Swiss hat pin maker, has ended his life in Geneva. His wife said that he had been out of work for many months because all the hat pin factories were closed because no more hat pins were needed with women wearing the new style of tight-fitting bob covers.

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