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Archive | June 11, 2016
Pinterest Follower-Italian purses
Happy Saturday! I got an email last week that this Italian accessories company is following my Pinterest account. Given I’ve never visited their site, or even have any purse pins, I was a bit surprised. I don’t have a lot of followers on Pinterest (don’t really care either), but since they are following me, I thought I would give them a shout out. They do have some really nice stuff, a bit pricey for this bargain fashionista. http://www.loristella.it/it/
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New York’s First Female Crime Boss Started Her Own Crime School
I think I know what I’m suggesting for our next book club. How very interesting.
Organized crime in New York is often portrayed as a boy’s game, but one of the first and most influential crime bosses in the history of the city was a Prussian immigrant known as “Mother” or “Marm” Mandelbaum.
Eric Grundhauser recently shared her fascinating story on Atlas Obscura, as did Sarah Breger in forward.com, based on Queen of Thieves: The True Story of “Marm” Mandelbaum and Her Gangs of New York” by J. North Conway.
The Queen of Fences
Mandelbaum as portrayed in a political cartoon (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsca-28344)
Marm (Fredericka) Mandelbaum, also called “The Queen of Fences,” was an imperious and powerful woman who became one of the most well-connected criminal figures of her day, buying stolen goods and reselling them, financing criminal endeavors, and even creating a school for young criminals.
Increasing restrictions against Jews in Germany brought Mandelbaum to…
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