No. 299
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
December 10, 2016

December 1860 Styles for the Month. More...

American Murder Ballads.

The stories of many of America's most memorable murders have been kept alive by folk ballads that have been sung for more than a hundred years. Though seldom factually accurate, the songs are always m...
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BENJAMIN B BAGLEY
alias: BENTON BAGLEY
SNEAK THIEF
December 9, 2016
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Skaguay Wharves: A new acqusition for my collection.

ALASKA SCENERY White Pass and Yukon Railway Jeff Smith collection (Click image to enlarge) KAGUAY WHARVES Circa 1898 I am very proud to share my latest acquisition to my collection...
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1915: Cordella Stevenson lynched

(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1915, a mob visited Cordella Stevenson’s cabin, dragged her out, and lynched her. The good citizens of Co...
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Christmas sidewalk vendors of Sixth Avenue

Sixth Avenue along Ladies Mile was a prime shopping district during the 1902 holiday season, with enormous emporiums like Siegel Cooper, Hugh O’Neill, and Macy’s offering Christmas windows...
More...Ephemeral New York

Just Finished…My illustrated ode to Irish novelist, James...

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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...
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."

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