A scary photo for Halloween
If only they’d known how right they were …
Thanks to reader Bill Broadhead for digging this gem out of the Washington State Historical Society’s excellent digital collections. Here’s the full description: “A rectangular piece of coal in a wagon is on display in the middle of Pacific Avenue in Tacoma before the arrival of President Harrison in May, 1891. A sign behind the wagon reads, We Can Warm the World on Coal. A group of men stand on either side of the wagon in front of S.J. Holland’s and Murray’s Drug Store.”
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