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Bertha_Heyman, "one of the smartest confidence women in America", "the boldest and most expert of the many female adventuresses who infest the country."

A scold's bridle is a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the 16th and 19th Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them. The scold's bridle was also known as the 'gossiping bridle' and was commonly used by husbands on their nagging or swearing wives. The device was occasionally used on men; however, it was primarily used on women who agitated the male-dominated society of the era.

Annie Green -- a pickpocket who always chose her victims froml white men in the Barbary Coast -- the police never could get anyone to prosecute her as they would not admit having anything to do with a black woman.

Sakena Jacoobi is an Afghan woman who’s been working on women’s education

Fascinating records of more than 67,000 19th century criminals published online for the first time | Daily Mail Online

American manufacturer: Edward D. Depew & Co., 14 & 16 Harrison Street, NY - about c.1880 - c.1900. Laudanum, a solution of opium and alcohol, was commonly used as a painkiller and a sedative in the 19th, and early 20th-century, during America's Gilded Age era. (Image: Smithsonian Institution) ~~ {cwl}

New York Tenement Slums | AHI: United States » Slumming it, nineteenth-century style: Part 1 ...

Annie Rogers (aka Della Moore) was a prostitute in the Old West, best known as being the girlfriend of outlaw Kid Curry, who rode with the Wild Bunch gang.

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Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal

Life of crime: John Reed, 15, was given two weeks hard labour and five years reformation for stealing money in 1873. Jane Farrell, 12, stole two boots and was sentenced to 10 days hard labour