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In 1901 the death on board ship was recorded of Miss Caroline
Hall, of Boston, a water-color painter who had long resided in
Milan. Three years previously she discarded female dress and
lived as "husband" to a young Italian lady, also an artist, whom
she had already known for seven years. She called herself "Mr.
Hall" and appeared to be a thoroughly normal young man, able to
shoot with a rifle and fond of manly sports. The officers of the
ship stated that she smoked and drank heartily, joked with the
other male passengers, and was hail-fellow-well-met with
everyone. Death was due to advanced tuberculosis of the lungs,
hastened by excessive drinking and smoking.
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