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1870 Massachusetts Hoop Skirt Dealer Illustrated Billhead.

A billhead for Middlesex Skirt Co. of Shirley Village, Massachusetts, “Ladies’, Misses’, and Childrens’ Watch Spring Steel Skeleton Skirts”. 8.5”x4.5”. Folds, minor soil, light wear. $35

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