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New York, July 29, 1906 - About the first thing that happens to the Italian baby after his arrival in this vale of woe is his introduction into the fascia, in which he spends the first year or two of hislife. The fascia is a strip of cotton, somewhat on the order of Turkish toweling, three or four yard in length and as many inches in width. It is sometimes white, but more often pink, or blue, or lemon, with raised white figures and cunningly interwoven in the goods will be pet names for the baby, "Bambino Diletto,” “Bambino di Mamma," and so on. (more)

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