No. 338
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
September 22, 2017

Nevada, 1890s -In an age when the closest thing to mass media was a cigar box label both Lillian Russell and Lola Montez were international superstars. Both were stage actresses and performers and both were known for their beauty. The question of which was more beautiful was settled by two cowpokes in the Nevada dessert in the 1890s.More...

Avenged Her Father’s Murder.

Around 1:00 a.m., the morning of September 7, 1892, Richard Wright was awakened by a man calling his name, outside his farmhouse in Payne, Indiana. He recognized the voice as that of his son-in-law, ...
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WILLIAM CONNELLY
alias: OLD BILL, WATSON
HOTEL THIEF
September 15, 2017
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Another photo of the Soapy Smith gang?

A few of the Soapy Smith Gang Waiting for a boat to arrive authors collection (Click image to enlarge) ET ANOTHER MISIDENTIFIED PHOTOGRAPH  of the Soap Gang. The clothing suggests 1910-...
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2008: Kedisaletse Tsobane

(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this day in 2008, 49-year-old Kedisaletse Tsobane was executed in the southern African nation of Botswana for the murder of ...
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The Ninth Avenue El curving by Morningside Park

These are the tracks of the Ninth Avenue Elevated making an S curve beside Morningside Park—which is what this 1908 postcards says. To my eyes, it’s difficult to recognize the park of 2017, whic...
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Nevada, 1890s -In an age when the closest thing to mass media was a cigar box label both Lillian Russell and Lola Montez were international superstars. Both were stage actresses and performers and both were known for their beauty. The question of which was more beautiful was settled by two cowpokes in the Nevada dessert in the 1890s.More...

"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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