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Dig offers peep at long-gone brothels

Mary Beaudry, Boston University professor, stood in front of the site of what was once a Boston brothel. Uncovered artifacts include a spittoon, carved bone toothbrushes, and a cosmetics jar. Mary Beaudry, Boston University professor, stood in front of the site of what was once a Boston brothel. Uncovered artifacts include a spittoon, carved bone toothbrushes, and a cosmetics jar. (Erik Jacobs for The Boston Globe)
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / October 18, 2010

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A North End privy sealed for more than a century has yielded thousands of artifacts that are giving archeologists an unprecedented look at how the world’s oldest profession was practiced by improper Bostonians of the 19th century. (Full article: 894 words)

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