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Amazing Paper Animals by Patty Grazini : “New York Criminals 1880-1915”

This group of amazing paper animals, crafted by Patty Grazini, is generated from the stories of real people who committed crimes, as reported in the New York Times between 1880-1915.

lena
Lena Scuccimaro (1905) Arrested for baby trafficking.

Delia
Delia A. Ruggles (1888) Arrested for arson for burning her apartment to collect insurance money.

mathilla-hart
Mathila Hart (1888) Champion heart breaker and polygamist who married 11 times. She travels from town to town, meets a single man, and marries. Soon after, she tells her new husband that her mother was sick and needs $300. dollars to pay for expenses. She boards a train and moves to another town.

mary largo
Mary Largo (1902) Queen of the beggars society. Arrested for graft.

olive-brown
Olive Brown (1890) Spiritualist who claims she speak to Jesus. She reports that Jesus needs money to build a lumber yard in heaven, and in this way obtained nearly $3000. from an elderly man.

ada turise
Ada Turise (1884) 16 years of age. Arrested for opium smoking.

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