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William Stebbins (1817-1897)

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Increased literacy, as well as the growth of newspapers in the late 19th century, helped disseminate information at an unprecedented rate. As a result, people were better informed about national and international news. In this Allen sisters of Deerfiled, Massachusetts photograph, an elderly man reads a newspaper.


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