Philadelphia Was A Gay, Lighthearted Town. Anyone Found Smiling After The Curfew Rang Was Liable To Be Arrested.

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Philadelphia was a gay, lighthearted town. Anyone found smiling after
the curfew rang was liable to be arrested. If a woman dropped her glove on
a street, she might be hauled before a judge for stripteasing. The city had
so many reformers, they tried reforming each other ... Undertaking in
Philadelphia--a mortician can hardly tell if he's burying a dead person or
a live one.
-- W. C. Fields