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Christmas in Knoxville, 1908

A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.

A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.

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  • A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.
  • A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.
  • A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.
  • A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.
  • A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.
  • A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.
  • A newspaper clipping from Knoxville in the week leading up to Christmas, 1908.

It was the first modern Christmas, complete with bootleggers, grifters and basketball on roller skates. And, of course, plenty of advertisements encouraging people to indulge in the spirit of the season. Following are a selection of newspaper clippings from the week leading up to Dec. 25 of that year.

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