The $2 answer

The $2 answer
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Title: The $2 answer

Caption: "The $2 answer--One of the $2 bill halves used as a talisman against arrest for gambling in the 19th Division, according to the district attorney's office, and the way a 'runner' would flash it for the law."

Date: 1950
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: Grease pencil cropping marks; retouched.
On verso: date stamped: Jun[e] 16, 1950; on caption "Eagle staff."
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Crime
Subject: Gambling and crime
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: CRIM 0075