Wife Raffles Husband

Mother of seven offers to sell husband to raise money for daughter’s music lessons. Sixty Second History, August 31, 1920

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Kissing Couple. Courtesy of Courtesy Karen Arnold, www.publicdomainpictures.net

August 31, 1920. Readers of the Seattle Star were today presented with an offer that seemed almost too good to be true. In a letter to the paper, Lillian Russell, of Rockland, MA, announced a plan to sell her husband, Carl, in a raffle. The writer was forced to part with her spouse — thirty-four years old…




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