No. 458
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
January 27, 2020

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Tag: Alcohol

A Way Out of the Sunday Difficulty.

Baffled Policeman, - Bedad, I can't arrest a machine!

10/22/2018

Another Big Thing.

The Married Mens' Lodge-Night Hook-and-Ladder Cab Co. - No More Latch-Keys Needed.

10/1/2018

Run on Max Greger's Hungarian Wines.

No. 232 Fifth Avenue, corner Twenty-Seventh Street, New York.

7/16/2018

A Wine-Inspired Wager.

A Female Who Was Not Allowed to Exhibit Her Terpsichorean Abilities.

5/28/2018

In Consequence of the New Liquor Law.

In consequence of the new liquor law, this is the ingenious manner in which a worthy teuton friend of ours takes his family out for their Sunday rambles.

4/9/2018

Her Wheel Was Her Ruin.

A father of Indianapolis, Ind., catches his daughter drinking wine with a jovial crowd at a notorious local roadhouse.

4/2/2018

The Lady Flashes Dance.

Dizzy cigarette girls have a most hilarious time in the Lyceum Opera House, this city.

8/21/2017

Booze Through a Key-Hole.

5/15/2017

St. Patrick's Day.

An allegorical representation of the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

3/14/2016

She Liked Her Lager Beer.

A Murray Hill belle, with a fondness for the Teutonic beverage, sets up a keg in her boudoir.

8/24/2015

They Are a Bad Lot.

The frightful picture of crime and debauchery which has given notoriety to Mary Jane Cawley’s backwoods dive at Cookstown, N. J.

7/27/2015

Cheating the Liquor Laws.

The ingenious patent which has been got up for use in prohibition states.

1/6/2015

Killed and Eaten by Hogs.

9/15/2014

The Drama of Life,

9/1/2014

They Got Hilariously Full.

8/12/2014

Mixed Drinks for Six.

3/4/2014

Illicit Distilleries.

2/25/2014

Puck's Family Temperance Primer.

10/15/2013

Over-the-Rhine.

9/10/2013

She Had a High Old Time.

8/13/2013

Stabbed for not Buying Drinks.

3/28/2013

An Underground Stale-Beer Dive.

12/18/2012

John L. Sullivan Saved by a Neck.

11/6/2012

The Advent of Spiritualism.

A simple schoolgirl prank spawned a new belief with millions of followers.

9/4/2012

Steam Powered Reformation.

8/14/2012

Steam Powered Reformation.

8/14/2012

A New Gag.

2/7/2012

Another Voice for Cleveland

12/13/2011

She Played Kissy Kissy

12/6/2011

He Hit the Pipe

11/20/2011

Anxious For a Funeral

10/23/2011

Boss Cox.

10/17/2011

Rum on Tap

8/29/2011

The Drunkard's Looking Glass

4/24/2011

Did the Naughty Midway Dance

3/28/2011
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