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Friday links

A collection of vintage ads you would never see today.

Ex-FBI agent opens cold case review into who betrayed Anne Frank.

The Existential Horror Created by the First X-Ray Images.

Need a gift for the person who has everything? Check out the reviews on this UFO Detector.

Someone Bought Hitler’s Boxers for $6,700.

How a bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper set off bloody conflicts and the discovery of the New World.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include advice on settling in New York in 1820, a guide for speaking to hormonal women, some wedding dress history, and, from 1803, the Ottoman Empire’s first map of the newly minted United States.

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