No. 377
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
June 22, 2018

Steve Brodie

New York, New York – July 23, 1886. 23-year-old Steve Brodie, Bowery newsboy and “long-distance pedestrian," made a miraculous 120 foot leap off the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River and lived to tell about it. Friends waiting in a rowboat below pulled the dazed but unharmed Brody from the water and rowed him to shore. He was arrested for attempted suicide and taken to New York’s Tombs prison, but his lawyer successfully argued that there was no statute under which could be held. The charge of suicide was ridiculous because Brodie had made the jump to win a bet. More...

The Bessie Little Mystery.

A swimmer in the Miami River outside of Dayton, Ohio, discovered the body of a young woman floating in the water on September 3, 1896. The coroner found nothing to indicate violence; the cause of dea...
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DAVID GOLDSTEIN
alias: LEWIS, SHEENY DAVE
SNEAK, SHOPLIFTER
June 15, 2018
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It’s been a while since we’ve had an update and many things have fallen into place recently.  The big news, …

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Lovely houses and lush front yards on 18th Street

Peter Stuyvesant’s bouwerie must have been something. But contemporary New Yorkers can get an idea of what it looked like thanks to three charming houses on East 18th Street. Stuyvesant was the ...
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1639: The Duke of Valette, in effigy

On this date in 1639, the Duke of Valette was beheaded in Paris as a traitor. Having anticipated this cruel stroke, however, he was happily away in England at the time. Valette (later the Duke of Eper...
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Creede Camp: The Great Divide Mag., May 1892.

The Great Divide Pages 50-51 (Click image to enlarge) REEDE CAMP The Great Divide Magazine, May 1892. “If you have a cut or vain in the bowels of the earth, we have the sucker.” ...
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No. 377
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
June 22, 2018
An employee of the Boston Gas Works boasted his ability to kill a rat with his teeth. [More]

The Bessie Little Mystery.

A swimmer in the Miami River outside of Dayton, Ohio, discovered the body of a young woman floating in the water on September 3, 1896. The coroner found nothing to indicate violence; the cause of dea...
More...Murder By Gaslight

DAVID GOLDSTEIN
alias: LEWIS, SHEENY DAVE
SNEAK, SHOPLIFTER
June 15, 2018
More...
Coming Soon...
Foretell Your Future!

What’s new in Lizzieland?

It’s been a while since we’ve had an update and many things have fallen into place recently.  The big news, …

...
More...Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts

Lovely houses and lush front yards on 18th Street

Peter Stuyvesant’s bouwerie must have been something. But contemporary New Yorkers can get an idea of what it looked like thanks to three charming houses on East 18th Street. Stuyvesant was the ...
More...Ephemeral New York

1639: The Duke of Valette, in effigy

On this date in 1639, the Duke of Valette was beheaded in Paris as a traitor. Having anticipated this cruel stroke, however, he was happily away in England at the time. Valette (later the Duke of Eper...
More...Executed Today

Creede Camp: The Great Divide Mag., May 1892.

The Great Divide Pages 50-51 (Click image to enlarge) REEDE CAMP The Great Divide Magazine, May 1892. “If you have a cut or vain in the bowels of the earth, we have the sucker.” ...
More...Soapy Smith's Soap Box

An employee of the Boston Gas Works boasted his ability to kill a rat with his teeth. [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."

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