Friday, August 20, 2010

Arsenic in the soup.

Murder by Gaslight discusses James D. Livingston's Arsenic and Clam Chowder: Murder in Gilded Age New York, just published by State University of New York Press. The book looks at the case of Mary Alice Livingston Fleming, a relative of Declaration of Independence signer Philip Livingston, who was tried for murdering her wealthy mother, Evelina Bliss, in 1895.
About the image: Illustration of Mary Livingston Fleming, The Sun,  September 5, 1895, p. 3.

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