The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

That phoney nickel

A panhandler who has posed as a disable person carries a crutch, a walking stick, and a tin cup. He looks at a coin in the palm of his hand. The man gives the coin to a child who eats it and chokes on it. The man makes the child spit the coin out while a woman watches. The man then puts the nickel into a tabletop coin bank.



12.5 x 35 cm

Tribune Company

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (January 11, 1931), p. 8

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