Lizzie Had A Pistol
1892 Morbid Scrapbook


And George Robinson Found Out That She Knew How to Use It.

A party, the participants of which were colored, was given on Lawrence street, above Girard avenue, on Monday night, and did not break up until an early hour yesterday morning. Among those who were in attendance were George Robinson, of 1328 Hancock street, and his sister-in-law, Lizzie Robinson, of 1714 Fitler street. George and Lizzie were going home together when, it is alleged by Lizzie, her escort asked her to accompany him to a house of questionable character. She refused, and when George attempted to force her she drew a revolver and shot him just below the left eye. The bullet passed out back of the ear. Robinson went to the Episcopal Hospital and had the wound attended to. The ball had penetrated no vital part, and he was discharged. The police, hearing of the affair, arrested the woman, and yesterday Magistrate Gillespie held her in $800 for court.

This apparently occurred in Philadelphia, like many of the articles from the Morbid Scrapbooks. Whenever actual addresses are mentioned in these old articles, I always want to track them down and photograph them as they currently exist. If anyone is from the Philadelphia area, and wishes to help me out in that endeavor, please contact me.

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook

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