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A quick read regarding the New York bums and con-men of 1938; East side, West side, all around the town:

"The slicker keeps a girl and a car out of the quarters he collects by stemming with charm, looking as genteel as a son of the suburbs. The sparrow needs a shave, grubs along on nickle touches. A gimp is the fake cripple who turns over part of your dime to a syndicate. The average man who forks over is no richer than a gimp, makes less than a slicker."

Click here to read about the various religions represented at New York's Sing Sing Prison in 1933.


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Bums of the Big City (Ken Magazine, 1938)

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