The Press: Know Thyself

" Know Thyself "

Having exhausted all the devices of slicing up and shuffling the physiognomies of movie actors, and asking " Who are they ? " the yellow press has hit upon a new device for attracting readers. The Hearst papers discovered the new invention:

A wily photographer slinks about on the pavements and warily snaps unsuspecting citizens. Soon afterward their pictures (half length) are published, with their features expunged. With the pictures appears the legend: " Do You Know Yourself ? If You Do, You Get $5!" If you recognize your watch...

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