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Tag: 1900-1919

Vintage Detective Story: Mrs. Evelyn Romadka’s Scandalous Downfall, 1907

Story Summary: The high-society wife of a millionaire trunk manufacturer undergoes an unspecified operation, which alters her personality (or so it is claimed). In 1907 she runs away to Chicago where she falls in love with a black man. To keep him happy, she works as a maid for a string of wealthy Chicago families. […]

Vintage Detective Story: The Stackhouse Case, 1916

Story by A. ANDERSON (Private Detective), Principal Southern Detective Agency, Tampa, Florida, (formerly with Scotland Yard, London, England), and, Dalton O’Sullivan, Detective and Author of Enemies of the Underworld, 1917.   Early in April of the year 1916, I was summoned to Boca Grande by the president of the C. H. & N. railroad. The […]

Vintage Detective Story: The Conviction of ‘Omaha Billy,’ 1903

  Story by Tom F. Callaghan, Chief of Detectives, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Dalton O’Sullivan, Detective and Author of Enemies of the Underworld, 1917 Bert Forney was proprietor of a saloon, 1028 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was not a quarrelsome man, but was a man of more than ordinary nerve, and one who […]

Criminal Slang Dictionary for 1890 to 1919
890 Words & Phrases used by Criminals

In 1910, if someone said they were “blowing the peter,” — it’s not what you’re thinking. From approximately 1890 to 1919, that term meant they were going to the door off a safe to rob it, and the person doing it was called “a yeggman,” slang for safe robber. If someone said they wanted to […]

The Chinatown Trunk Murder: Christian Missionary’s Love Triangle has Fatal Consequence, 1909

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