The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

A beggar's ruse

A beggar sits against a building as a woman passes by, the beggar looks at himself in the mirror, and then the beggar carries a mirror around his neck as women give him money to check if their hats are straight.


6.5 x 6 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English

  • still image
  • text

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (September 12, 1897), n.p.

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