No. 290
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
September 26, 2016

A Triangular Fight

Three pretty women of Cincinnati, Ohio, have a scrapping match in “The Abbey” with no serious results. More...


Drowning is a very personal method of murder, and always a case of the strong overpowering the weak. The Manhattan Well Mystery -1799 On January 2, 1800, the body of Gulielma Sands was found in...
More...Murder By Gaslight

September 23, 2016
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Soapy Smith's gamblers travel kit?

"J. R. SMITH 1892 ORLEANS CLUB" (Courtesy of Cam Cogsdill) (Click image to enlarge) oapy Smith's gamblers kit? From the Orleans Club, 1892? Cam Cogsdill sent me some nice photograp...
More...Soapy Smith's Soap Box

1681: Maria, Jack, and William Cheney

[1681 September] 22. There were 3 persons executed in Boston[.] An Englishman for a Rape. A negro man for burning a house at Northampton & a negro woman who burnt 2 houses at Roxbury July 12 R...
More...Executed Today

The three most beautiful bridges in the world

They’re like sisters: the oldest, the Brooklyn Bridge, gets all the accolades. The Williamsburg Bridge came next; at the time it opened in 1903, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world...
More...Ephemeral New York

nemfrog: Artist and model, title page detail. The anatomist’s...

More...Little Penny Dreadful

New Lizzie Flick headed for the big screen

This is GREAT news. We have high hopes for this one with Hanks at the helm! Filed under: "Lizbits...
More...Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts

"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."

 The Sunday Flash 1841

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