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This photograph shows Minnie Biglin wearing a muslin dress with a newspaper printed on it. She is standing next to her brother, Earl, who is dressed as a printer's devil. In late March, 1902, the Alta Vista Journal printed an open invitation to a costume ball on April 1 in Dwight, Kansas, which was billed as "the last masquerade of the season." The newspaper urged everyone "to mask and come out and have a good time." Minnie was a correspondent for the newspaper and she persuaded the editor to print the March 28 edition on muslin for her so she could go as "Miss Newspaper." The costume received one of the five prizes awarded at the masquerade. According to the Thursday, August 7, 1969, issue of the Alta Vista Journal, Minnie later became Mrs. John Jacobs of Council Grove and donated the dress and hat, along with other belongings, to the Kaw Mission museum. She was 97 years old at the time.

Date: 1902

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Item Number: 23451
Call Number: B Biglin, Minnie and Earl *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 23451

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