Trenton Times, April 25, 1903. “Varied emotions”? Exactly how broad was the range of responses here?
Nostalgia: “Ah, that takes me back to my own noseless child-stalking days. Good times.”
Arousal: “A noseless, short-haired, child-hunting dwarf chick? I wonder if she’s seeing anyone.”
Complacency: “Why should I care? My kids are grown and I’ve got a nose.”
Indignation: “These modern women and their ridiculous hairstyles!”
Idle curiosity: “I wonder if she’s a good jumper?”