19: Safe-Robbing

Hugh reads articles about six safe robbery attempts in Syracuse during the 1860s, then does a broader survey of all safe robberies mentioned in Syracuse newspapers during the 1860s. Then he studies the advertising campaign of the Marvin safe company, and places fire-proof and burglar-proof safes in the context of the Civil War and Reconstruction. 

For notes and images of all articles and advertisements, see the companion blog.

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