No. 326
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
June 27, 2017

Seeing in the New Year

Jolly sport among the giddy Vassar girls, fun in the forecastle, and a lonely New Year’s Eve on the desolate prairie. More...

Crazy John Daley.

Little Murders John Daley rushed from his house on Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, bleeding profusely from the neck, at around 11:00 the night of May 11, 1883. He surrendered himself to Office...
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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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1877: Pennsylvania’s Day of the Rope

This date in 1877 was Pennsylvania’s “Day of the Rope”, a Thursday blackened by the execution of ten Irish coal miners as labor radicals.* These are supposed “Molly Maguires...
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An Upper West Side Art Nouveau–like subway sign

You don’t have to be a typeface nerd to appreciate loveliness the letters and numerals affixed to plaques and signs in the city’s earliest subway stations. My favorite is the “96R...
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the1870svictorian:Death Through Tight Lacing, ca. 1870

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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...
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Seeing in the New Year

Jolly sport among the giddy Vassar girls, fun in the forecastle, and a lonely New Year’s Eve on the desolate prairie. 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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