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JGS Pittsburgh Presents: When Henry Silverstein Got Cold

By Adam Hertzman / Thursday, March 9, 2023

How terrible enumerators help us do better census research On Jan. 2, 1920, Henry Silverstein began his first day as a census enumerator by turning left instead of right. Things went downhill from there, and within days he became so overwhelmed that he resorted to an illegal scheme to finish the job. Through this shocking […]

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