Cigarette cards, 1880s, 1890s.
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Soapy Smith and the Brackett Road
"The Light of Other Days"
A gang of thimble riggers working a dupe
"Thimble rigging" is the shell and pea game, with thimbles
(Credit: friend Tom Frank)
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The Sunday Flash 1841
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