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Bertillon Measurement Card for John Seymour, 1916

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

Taxes on colored margarine created a boon for bootleggers. But while back-alley dealings
in yellow oleo may have been profitable, the penalties were severe. Georgia’s John Seymour was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary for his crimes against butter.

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Prisons

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  • Title: Bertillon Measurement Card for John Seymour, 1916

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