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A Blast From the FBI's Past

By Allison Emm Sep 18, 2012

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FBI Agent, 1939

Oh so stealthy! This is what comes to our minds when we hear the words “special agent.” Well this, and Mulder and Scully. But way before the X-files, there was this image of the faceless fellow in a trench coat and hat, dodging around corners and harboring heavy government secrets. It’s a cliché, but it’s a pretty good one.

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Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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