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Sin in the Second City, by Karen Abbott

It was an The Everleigh Club opened in Chicago in 1900 and lasted 11 years as the self-proclaimed grandest whorehouse in America.  In this book rife with quaint period details, Karen Abbott presents photographs of the club’s gaudy extravagance, drawings that alert innocent young women to the perils of white slavery and memorable johns like the Everleigh customer who called himself Uncle Ned and who at Christmas would plant his feet in buckets of ice, drink sarsaparilla and order the house’s ladies to sing “Jingle Bells.”

Softcover, 8 x 5, 358 pgs

Sin in the Second City, by Karen Abbott

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