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Image No: PA-3886-9-1

Title: "Soapy and the Gang", Skagway, Alaska.

Date: [ca. 1898]

Remarks: Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith (with hand on dog's head) was a con artist who operated in Skagway during the Klondike gold rush. Annotated: "Taken especially for Police Gazette."

Subject(s): Crime / Skagway, Alaska - Personalities / Men's clothing

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Image No: PA-3886-9-2

Title: "Shell Game" on summit of the Chilkoot Pass, between Alaska and British Columbia.

Date: [ca. 1898]

Remarks: Gambling by gold seekers during their trek to the Yukon goldfields.

Subject(s): Klondike gold rush, 1897-1902 / Gambling

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Image No: PA-3886-9-7

Title: "Rounding Up Soapy's Gang", Skagway, Alaska.

Date: [ca. 1898]

Remarks: Large group of men in front of City Hall. Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith was a con man who operated in Skagway during the Klondike gold rush.

Subject(s): Crime / Skagway, Alaska - Buildings / Hats

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