Alas, the poor bookie!

Alas, the poor bookie!
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Title: Alas, the poor bookie!

Caption: "Alas, the poor bookie!--... An indication as to just how open the bookies operate in the borough is given in this before picture made of a shack at Johnson and Adams St. just opposite the Federal Building which houses the post office and federal courts. ... A bookmaker was arrested inside the shack and is facing a hearing in Special Sessions Court."

Date: 1950
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Downtown Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: Cropped.
Date stamped on verso: Jan. 10, 1950y photo.
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Crime
Subject: Book-making (Betting)
Fire hydrants
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 0057