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This woman's son had to have his leg amputated because she wouldn't pay for his medical care. She was so desperate for money she committed forgery and perjury. But to no avail. She spent her life in squalor, filthy dresses, and eating nothing but irregular graham crackers to save money. She was Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, with a fortune estimated at 17 BILLION (modern) dollars at the time of her death. Her daughter later donated most of the fortune to charity. American Woman, Witches, Legs Amputation, Richest Woman, Hetty Green, Wall Street, Graham Crackers, Gilded Age
Victoria Woodhull -1st woman to operate a brokerage on Wall St, 1st woman to run a newspaper, 1st woman to run for President in 1872 - she was nominated by the Equal Rights Party but there were legalities with her nomination and disagreement about her candidacy. The issues -the government declined to put her name on the ballot, she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of 35, women could not legally vote until Aug. 1920 & she was a woman, she received zero electoral & popular votes.
Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) was suffragette, stock broker, publisher, and the first woman to run for the U.S. presidency. Her early years were spent in a travelling fortune-telling and medicine family show as a psychic. Later--a divorcee twice over--she operated a brokerage firm on Wall Street with her sister. She also started a reform magazine which argued for equal standards for men and women, mystical socialism, and the legalization of prostitution during the repressive Victorian era.
Victoria Claflin Woodhull, born in 1838, married at age fifteen to an alcoholic and womanizer. She became the first woman to establish a brokerage firm on Wall Street and played an active role in the woman's suffrage movement. She became the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. Her name is largely lost in history. Few recognize her name and accomplishments.
Marti Enriqueta was a self-styled witch who kidnapped, sexually abused, and ritualistically butchered small children in Barcelona, Spain. She cannibalized her victims, then boiled the leftovers as an ingredient in the "love potions" that she sold to locals. She was executed in 1912 after a young girl escaped from her lair and alerted her family.
Leonard Jerome, Wall Street financier, stock speculator and promoter known as "The King of Wall Street". Founded the Academy of Music, and the Coney Island Jockey Club in partnership with Cornelius Vanderbilt. Father of Jennie, Clara and Leonie Jerome. Grandfather of Winston Churchill.
Celebration on Wall Street upon the news of Germany’s surrender in World War I. November 1918 (W.L. Drummond)
Medieval Torture Device. Witch's Spider by rabidscottsman, via Flickr. Also known as a Spanish Spider. An instrument of the torture dungeon used to inflict pain and punishment. It is forced down on soft fleshy parts of the body. Then when pulled up the points close, tearing out a chunk of flesh.