James J. Kelso

James J. Kelso was superintendent of police in New York City in the second half of the nineteenth century. An anecdote that reveals the friendliness between criminals and law enforcement officers tells of a group of counterfeiters who wanted to give Boss Tweed's daughter a wedding present of a silver bowl. They had the silver bowl presented in Tiffany's window and labeled as the gift of Superintendent Kelso. Kelso was grateful the counterfeiters had made him look so generous.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES18562
Photographer:
Jose Mora
Height:
1252px
Width:
747px
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