No. 322
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
May 26, 2017

Vain Girl

A vain girl makes a fireman wait until she fixes her hair preferring to risk her life rather than appear in public not “made up’; New York. More...

The Dedham Tragedy.

Finding the Bodies In September 1868, the family of Dr. Carlos Marston rented rooms in a house that had previously been a hotel in South Dedham, Massachusetts. The family consisted of the doctor...
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WILLIAM J JOHNSON
alias: JOSEPH WHARRIS
PICKPOCKET, BOARDING-HOUSE THIEF
May 26, 2017
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Location of the shootout on Juneau Wharf

(#1) Postcard view from Juneau WharfCirca 1908-1915Jeff Smith collection (Click image to enlarge) ocation of the shootout on Juneau Wharf      This recent acquisition shows one of...
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1996: Yevgeny Rodionov, Chechen War martyr and folk saint

On this date in 1996 — his 19th birthday — Russian hostage Yevgeny Rodionov was beheaded by his captors outside a village in Chechnya. The young conscript was seized by guerrillas/terroris...
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A sugar barrel, a pastry shop, and a body in 1903

New York has had its share of gruesome murders. But this case, kicked off early one morning in April 1903 after a scrub woman discovered a man’s body, was especially disturbing. The corpse—riddl...
More...Ephemeral New York

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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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