Posts Tagged: Age of Larceny

   
While I’m bouncing back from my previous week of R&R (hint: fridge re-stocking and massive laundry are involved), here’s a re-post about bank robbers and counterfeiters in the 19th century that you may find interesting.  Enjoy! *************************** Some 19th century criminals weren’t as smooth and polished as the “Sting” style con-men (and women), or the…

   
Okay, so you’re an ordinary citizen, making your way in the late-19th century world (specifically the American corner of the world).  Let’s say you’re a cautious and astute person: you keep a tight grip on your wallet or pocket-book in crowds, to the chagrin of those sly pickpockets out there; you don’t fall for those…