Wicked Victorian Boston
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Killed cheating faro dealers.
Shot and killed the cheating dealers.
Dr. Charles L Blood
Inventor of the popular fraudulent cure, oxygenized air.
Warry S Charles
(alias: Joe Swen)
Hired to help police, Charles became a violent gang leader.
Arrested for producing obscene pictures of society girls.
Ah Moy Chong
(At the Fan Tan table)
Leader of Chinatown's Moy company.
Engagned in gambling, opium, extortion.
Emery "Bose" Cobb
"The Wickedest Man in Boston"
Gambling, prositution, liquor.
(alias: Mrs. Hamilton)
Police officer's wife who hired a hitman.
Miss Lillie Darlling
Published new verses from a dead poet.
(alias: John Bull)
Adept at working both sides of the law.
William W Downs
Charismatic Baptist Minister.
Caught in bed with a married parishioner.
Jimmy "The Kid" Fitzgerald
Swindled Charles Francis Adams out of $20,000.
(In the Rat Pit)
Saloon Keeper-Rat Pit Manager.
His North Street saloon featured rat baiting.
Frank H Hart
Champion Pedestrian Racer.
Stole the prize money of a six-day race.
Arrested for selling sexual literature through the mail.
Free-Love Advocate, Sexual Educator.
Co-founder, with Ezra, of the New England Free Love League.
(alias: Lieutennt Hunter)
Specialized in defrauding military contractors.
Thomas J Loud
Prominent State Street Banker
Was sued for divorce after abusing his wife.
Massachusetts Puritan Leader
His ban on theatre lasted 100+ years.
Captive Sex Slave.
Fifteen-year-old girl held captive in a West End brothel.
Had a team of investigators who documented Boston vice.
Edward Steven Sanborn
Led a double life - sinful in Boston, pious in New Hampshire.
Edward E Savage
Chief of Police.
Tried to clean up the Black Sea vice district.
John L Sullivan
("The Boston Strong Boy")
Drunkard, bully, and wife-beater.
Caught in bed with Rev. Downs.
Edward "Chicken" Welch
Leader of the Albany Street Gang.
Violent burglar, highwayman, and hoodlum.
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