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Forum: Ripper Newspapers November 29th, 2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Chris G.
Thanks, Sam!

Thanks, Sam!
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 28th, 2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
More loot to give away. The crab is a Chesapeake...

More loot to give away. The crab is a Chesapeake Bay delicacy. There is one other type of seafood for which the Chesapeake is known. In fact, that delicacy caused an unofficial "war" to be fought...
Forum: Victoriana November 28th, 2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Chris G.
This is my great uncle (my maternal grandfather's...

This is my great uncle (my maternal grandfather's elder brother, Billy Matchett (1889-1974). He was a music hall comedian and often played the "Dame" in Christmas pantomimes, as in the first...
Forum: Ripper Newspapers November 28th, 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Chris G.
Well, yes and no. If they showed what Victorian...

Well, yes and no. If they showed what Victorian newspapers actually looked like, a modern audience might not recognize it as a newspaper or realize why the news stories were sensational. You don't...
Forum: Victoriana November 28th, 2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Chris G.
Overzealous Research Lands Cross-Dressing Victorian Writer in the Dock

https://www.mimimatthews.com/2017/01/26/overzealous-research-lands-cross-dressing-victorian-writer-in-the-dock/
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 28th, 2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
The trivia contest was won by Patrick S over at...

The trivia contest was won by Patrick S over at Casebook.

The correct answer is that Poe did not pan for gold.

Poe was on the East Coast in 1849, lecturing and in search for a new wife, his...
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 28th, 2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
I know the answer but will let someone else win....

I know the answer but will let someone else win. . . Good stuff, Sam.
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 28th, 2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
More RipperCon 2018 swag to be won! ...

More RipperCon 2018 swag to be won!


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Which one of these statements about Edgar Allan Poe is NOT true?

Born in Boston,...
Forum: The Fake Victim Photo Forum November 27th, 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By Chris G.
Thanks, Rob. Chris

Thanks, Rob.

Chris
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 27th, 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,014
Posted By Chris G.
As previously announced, the Convention Hotel for...

As previously announced, the Convention Hotel for RipperCon 2018 is the Lord Baltimore Hotel (website www.lordbaltimorehotel.com (http://www.lordbaltimorehotel.com)) where we have a block of rooms...
Forum: The Fake Victim Photo Forum November 27th, 2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By Chris G.
I have seen the above picture before represented...

I have seen the above picture before represented to be Miller's Court, and I believe it actually could be a photograph of the court before its demolition, because it appears consistent with the...
Forum: The Fake Victim Photo Forum November 27th, 2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By Chris G.
Hi Howard Interesting thread. The alleged...

Hi Howard

Interesting thread. The alleged photo of Buck's Row (now Durward Street) had me going because the tall building in the background is reminiscent of the Board School and the entranceway...
Forum: Ripperology November 26th, 2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,065
Posted By Chris G.
Thanks for clarifying your thoughts on the matter...

Thanks for clarifying your thoughts on the matter of David Radka's thinking, Roger.

Chris
Forum: The Torsos November 26th, 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Chris G.
Clearly, medical students have a lot to answer...

Clearly, medical students have a lot to answer for (a certain half kidney sent by post, etc.)

Chris
Forum: Ripperology November 26th, 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,065
Posted By Chris G.
Hi Roger I don't know about that. The late...

Hi Roger

I don't know about that. The late David Radka's dissertation "Alternative Ripperology" on Casebook suggests heavily that his suspect was Jewish. The tick tock ticking that I recall...
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest November 24th, 2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By Chris G.
Waaaaah! I don't want to be in this world! ...

Waaaaah! I don't want to be in this world! Stick me back in!
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 23rd, 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,014
Posted By Chris G.
TOM DIVENTI—“Riffing on Baltimore”—RipperCon 2018...

TOM DIVENTI—“Riffing on Baltimore”—RipperCon 2018 Saturday night entertainer

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Former Baltimore Sun columnist Rafael Alvarez...
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 23rd, 2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
I have a winner on Facebook to my original...

I have a winner on Facebook to my original question. But your poser is a very good one. I have always wondered about the origin of the unusual name "Piccadilly" -- thanks for sending me the answer...
Forum: Ripper & Other Crime Media Forum November 22nd, 2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 32,459
Posted By Chris G.
Wow! The singer used to be Rod Stewart! ...

Wow! The singer used to be Rod Stewart!

Actually no it's the Bollock Brothers, evidently a Scottish outfit not German despite performing in Germany.

Here they are performing "Faithhealer" which...
Forum: The Unique Elements & Firsts Within The Whitechapel Murders November 22nd, 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By Chris G.
New York City threw a party in 1861 when the...

New York City threw a party in 1861 when the first Transatlantic cable was laid!

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/atlantic-cable-carnival-broadway-parade-1858
...
Forum: Holiday and Other Announcements November 22nd, 2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Chris G.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Cheers ...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Cheers

Chris

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Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 22nd, 2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
More RipperCon swag to give away! This...

More RipperCon swag to give away!

This should be an easy one, so be fast with your answers!

The picture postcard of London at lower right is one of my favorite vintage cards, posted from an...
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 22nd, 2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
Robert St Devil at Casebook: Jack the Ripper...

Robert St Devil at Casebook: Jack the Ripper correctly answered Annapolis and John Paul Jones earlier so the loot goes to him.
Forum: April 2018 U.S. Convention November 22nd, 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chris G.
Yes! Although technically you have to tell me...

Yes! Although technically you have to tell me the city as well to scoop up the prize.
Forum: Stan Reid's Crime Repository November 22nd, 2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 61,103
Posted By Chris G.
It was 54 years ago, on this date, November 22,...

It was 54 years ago, on this date, November 22, 1962, that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
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