No. 295
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
October 27, 2016

Murder as a Luxury.

(From Puck , November 11, 1879) Murder as a Luxury.  The Expense of Trying Every Murderer Ever so Many Times. The mania for murder seems to spread like an epidemic in tropics. It attacks all ...
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October 21, 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...
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1492: 27 Jews of Sternberg, for desecrating the Eucharist

On this date in 1492, 27 Mecklenburg Jews were burned together outside the gates of the city of Sternberg. Illustration of the burning of the Sternberg Jews, from Hartmann Schedel‘s Weltchronik ...
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nemfrog: Regional anatomy in its relation to medicine and...

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Loveliness in turn of the century Bryant Park

Here’s Bryant Park in 1913, just a few years after the New York Public Library building opened on the site where the Croton distributing reservoir once stood (hence the park’s original nam...
More...Ephemeral New York

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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