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Minnesota Historical Society: The Watkins salesmen


The Historical Society has 11 photos of salesmen for the Watkins Co. of Winona, Minnesota selling medical remedies, spices and extracts. They are shown with their horse-drawn carts in various Minnesota cities. 

Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

The first, above, one shows Thomas Brown, salesman for Watkins Company of Winona in his horse-drawn cart, Lake Benton, around 1900. 

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