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Comments Off on 1891: Timothy II, the Rich Beggar Terrier of the Tenderloin District

If you’re like most people reading this, when you hear the term “organ grinder” you immediately picture a man of Italian descent playing the bulky instrument with a Capuchin monkey at his side collecting coins in a tin cup. It may be stereotypical, but you can’t be blamed for thinking this way. By 1880, according […]