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Washington circa 1925. "H.A. Linger window." Here we have a display for a brand of mattress called Conscience. Conscience wears a blindfold and carries a torch. ("Go ahead. Even if he loved me more. Live it up! I'll never tell. But you'll always know what you did.") Yes, it's the mattress for people who are always being asked how do they sleep at night. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.