Flashback Friday: A Gentleman’s Game of Faro
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Photo Credit/ National Archives and Records Administration. Caption: American West# 185 / Local Identifier: 111-SC-93344. “Orient Saloon at Bisbee, Arizona..Faro game in full blast. Recognized: Left to right-Tony Downs (standing with derby) part owner; Doyle, a concert hall singer at corner of table, sitting, with derby; back of him standing is Dutch Kid; Sleepy Dick, the porter, to right with light felt; Charlie Bassett, with soft felt hat in rear next to wall; dealer is Johnny Murphy, and Smiley Lewis in silk hat.” By C. 5. Fly, ca. 1900.
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