Friday the 13th Jinx

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Caption: This “Jinx” decorates a wedding party announcement for June 13, 1913 in which the number 13 will be celebrated as an organized effort to laugh off bad luck. Jinx meant a curse or bad luck, but in early 20th century newspapers in the United States, the Friday the 13th jinx was often depicted as a demonic-looking, but often comical, spirit. In The Day Book, June 13, 1913, Chicago, IL. Found in Chronicling America.

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