Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tobacco Then and Now

Via Division of Labour, this from the New York Times in 1909:
BERLIN - The Committee on Appropriations unanimously voiced today to report to the Reichstag a resolution appropriating $500,000 for the relief of tobacco workers who have been thrown out of work as a consequence of the reduced consumption of cigars and cigarettes under the operation of the new tax measures.

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