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A Gambling-House Raid in the Year 1901.

Source
Riccio Collection, Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.
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Notes
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

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Description

"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.
 

Dates

1901 (created)
(Unknown)

Object identifier

Riccio0003