Behold Sophie Lyons, notorious pickpocket, shoplifter, and confidence woman working for the infamous "Mark Mandelbaum" of te 19th Century. Later in life Sophie retired from a life of crime and wrote "Why Crime Does Not Pay." Should be an interesting read if you've got some spare time this weekend. #newyork#ig_nycity#instagramnyc#1870s#history#criminal#notorious
On view now in Mr. Maxwell's library: a collection of original archival material collected from the Centennial Exhibition! Stop by for a tour to see these wonderful items. Pictured: original exhibition ticket.