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May 7, 2018

On the Trail of Shoplifters, Pickpockets, and Sneaks!


By Marva Felchlin, Former Director, Library and Archives of the Autry

One of the pleasures of working with the Autry’s library and museum collections is discovering a book, document, or object you haven’t seen before. One day, while looking for images of 19 th century women, I came across this image of “Kid Glove Rosey,” the alias of Christine Mayer, “shoplifter.” What a great name for a shoplifter! I had to know more about her and how her image found its way to the Autry’s collection.

Photogravure, 1880 Autry Museum of the American West; 91... Read more