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a little bit of roughhousing at a Minnesota Boat Club picnic, ca. 1890

Scottish post mortem portrait circa 1872

Widow in
Birkenhead, England circa 1861

 From Wikipedia’s April Fools’ day article: In Italy, France, and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack
paper fishes on each other’s back as a trick and shout ‘April fish!’ in
their local languages (pesce d’aprile!, poisson d’avril!, and aprilvis!
in Italian, French, and Dutch, respectively). Such fish feature
prominently on many French late 19th to early 20th century April Fools’
Day postcards.

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