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Nancy Drew is a famous 20th century silhouette from one series of books. That magnifying glass became identified with her, although it was other detectives who were more likely to use one.
Nancy Drew Girl Detective doll
Well I don't think its a reason but it does sound fun. ;)
Community Post: Predictions Of What 2011 Would Be Like From A 1911 Newspaper
In 1911, the Ladies' Home Journal published a page full of predictions about what life would be like in a hundred years.
1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.