A Gambling-House Raid in the Year 1901.

Broadside details

New York Vigilant Leaflet No. 12


"A Gambling-House Raid in the Year 1901. Look at the Policeman!" Accompanied by illustration of men (identified on their hats as "FIFTEEN, S.P.C., PHILBIN and JEROME" [i.e.: Committee of Fifteen; Society for the Prevention of Crime;  Manhattan District Attorney Philbin and D.A. candidate Jerome]" with battering ram attempting to break down a door held by a policeman (identified on his coat as "POLICE").
Caption reads: "Why do the police protect skin gambling-houses? That is an easy question. They need the price to buy bull | dogs for Boss."
Single sheet printed on one side.


1901 (created)


Society for the Prevention of Crime and City Vigilance, League.
Low, Seth, 1850-1916.
New York (N.Y.). Police Department
New York (N.Y.). Police Department -- Pictorial Works
Committee of Fifteen (New York, N.Y. : 1900)
Jerome, William Travers, 1850-1934.
Croker, Richard 1843-1922.
Tammany Hall.
Devery, William Stephen, 1854-1919.

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For more on the raids conducted by the Committee of Fifteen in 1901, search the New York Times Historical Index and the book A fight for the city. Stacks - JS1230 1903 .H7