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Merry Christmas

In this Christmas and New Year week we would like to thank you for reading our humble blog and wish you and all of important yours the very merry and happy coming year.

What is on this picture? It is the old SMS, text message. They used to call it “Telegramm” (which should not be confused with the name of the modern messenger. Note those letters in the lower part. Someone actually glued this tape to the paper before delivery.

Old Telegramm. around 1932, Shanghai, China. From the Shanghai Municipal Police files.

Do you have some strange old document needing explanation or translation? Send it to us, and we will solve this puzzle even in the Christmas time.

— Yours Historical Detectives

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