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Nellie Williams

Gem tintype advertising card. This card is interesting for several reasons. For one thing, gem tintype advertising cards of any kind are highly unusual. 
During the Civil War, "Little Nellie Williams" became proprietor and "editress" of this newspaper at the age of 12  and her story is an interesting one.
An article about Little Nellie and the Penfield Extra newspaper can be found in the Summer 2010 issue of Ephemera News, the quarterly magazine of
The Ephemera Society of America, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp 9-12.

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