No. 304
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
January 17, 2017

shoplifiting

Boston detectives arrest two stylishly-dressed women while in the act of the shoplifting game. More...

A Murderer’s Death Dance.

Little Murders (From New York Sun February 10, 1888) A Murderer’s Death Dance.        Fiddling and Singing the Night Before His Execution. The Utica, N.Y., Feb. 9—Clement...
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CHARLES WOODWARD
alias: C B ANDERSON, HENDERSON, HOYT, THE DIAMOND SWALLOWER, WILLIAMS
SNEAK, PENNYWEIGHT
January 13, 2017
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John "The Butcher" Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford

The Murder of Rutland by Lord Clifford by artist Charles Robert Leslie, [1794-1859] That is a 17-year old boy, not a female (Click image to enlarge) he Butcher SOAPY SMITH'S 12TH GREAT-G...
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1973: Lt. Col. Mohamed Amekrane, no asylum

On this date in 1973, Morocco shot 11 officers for a regicidal mutiny. Amekrane (left) with the coup’s leading spirit, Mohamed Oufkir Their deaths were the consequence of the near-miss bid to br...
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The brilliant future of Broadway at 179th Street

In 1910, not long before the production of this pretty postcard of Broadway above 179th Street, newspapers were singing the praises of Washington Heights and its “brilliant future.” “...
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New Lizzie Flick headed for the big screen

This is GREAT news. We have high hopes for this one with Hanks at the helm! http://variety.com/2015/film/news/kristen-stewart-chloe-sevigny-lizzie-borden-movie-1201629091/ Filed under: "Lizbits...
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"We follow vice and folly where a police officer dare not show his head, as the small, but intrepid weasel pursues vermin in paths which the licensed cat or dog cannot enter."

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