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This receipt reflects the use of preprinted forms by businesses and tradesmen in the 19th century. The top of the page, featuring many typefaces and the image of the little whale, indicates a wealthy business. The bottom, featuring neat and tidy script, indicates a well-educated clerk. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.
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