New Ulm file cabinet holds autographed photos worth $250,000

A cabinet in the city's possession holds hundreds of photos signed by famous figures such as Thomas Edison, Benito Mussolini, Mark Twain and others. The man who compiled the collection simply wrote to the world's famous people requesting autographs -- and got them. The collection's sole heir has waived her right to it, saying she wants any proceeds to help the local community.
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A cabinet in the city's possession holds hundreds of photos signed by famous figures such as Thomas Edison, Benito Mussolini, Mark Twain and others. The man who compiled the collection simply wrote to the world's famous people requesting autographs -- and got them. The collection's sole heir has waived her right to it, saying she wants any proceeds to help the local community.

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