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Soapy Smith Story - Dedman's Photo Shop, Skagway (Alask.)
Slide with caption in ink: "Soapy Smith Story" and stamped: "Dedman's Photo Shop - Skagway, Alaska" and "Jul 68..." Ten photos on display relating to the infamous con man Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, known for his connection to organized crime in Colorado, the Northwest and Alaska. The name "Soapy" came from his soap bar swindles where he conned unsuspecting buyers into thinking they might win bug bucks that were supposedly wrapeed around the soap bars. He lived from 1860 until 1898 when he was shot dead in a gun fight in Skagway.
Dedman's Photo Shop (photographer)
Biery, Galen (collector)
1 black and white negative
Galen Biery papers and photographs
Digital objects made available by the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.
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Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
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