No. 369
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
April 26, 2018

Mother Mandelbaum Secretes

Mrs. Mandelbaum's Special Devices for Dealing with Thieves, and the secret Trap-Door Escape.

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From:

Burke, Sophie Van Elkan Lyons. The amazing adventures of Sophie Lyons, queen of the burglars, or, Why crime does not pay. New York: J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., 1913.

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4/24/2013 9:09:10 AM #

Jeff Smith

Although there were no secret rooms that I know of, Soapy Smith's Tivoli Club in Denver, Colorado (1887-1894) had many escape routes. By following the link and scrolling down to the Tivoli Club, I have a Sanborn map showing those routes. http://www.soapysmith.net/id21.html

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