No. 310
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
February 24, 2017

He Was Coffined Alive

A Sandusky citizen, the father of Capt. Jacob Garrett of Springfield, O., has a novel experience which he will not soon forget. More...

Murder Among the Whyos, Part 1.

The Whyos, in 1886, were the strongest and most brutal criminal gang New York City had ever known. Under the joint leadership of Dan Driscoll and Dan Lyons, the Whyos grew to control criminal activ...
More...Murder By Gaslight

February 17, 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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1807: John Holloway and Owen Haggerty, sworn away

On this date in 1807, John Holloway, 39, and Owen Haggerty, 24, were hanged outside Debtors’ Door at Newgate Prison for the murder of John Cole Steele five years earlier. They died alongside mur...
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New York is a city of rooftop wooden water tanks

They seem like relics of another New York. But most buildings in the city higher than five or six stories have one of these wooden water tanks perched on stilt-like contraptions on the roof. Photograp...
More...Ephemeral New York

redlipstickresurrected:Angelo Jank (German, 1868-1940, b....

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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