100 years ago in the Philadelphia Inquirer

The front page of the April 2, 1920 Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a Milford man, missing for 30 years, has returned “From Foreign Lands, Wealthy.” Inside, the “Housewife’s Economy Calendar” column offers advice on how to sew a blouse.

In the ads, Easter hats were $1.89 and men’s ties were $1.00.

And in the business section, American Can was trading at $48 a share.

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