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06-30-2022, 06:39 AM (This post was last modified: 06-30-2022 10:41 AM by Gene C.)
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(06-29-2022 04:56 PM)AussieMick Wrote:  This person's name was mentioned in a Post by Gene. But with over 5000 posts by Gene I dont think that helps much.

It didn't help me much -
However, given that you have a 150 +/- year old photo of a man with a beard who sure looks a lot like Abraham Lincoln, it can only be one person.
(I hope I didn't give it away)

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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06-30-2022, 07:17 AM (This post was last modified: 06-30-2022 07:30 AM by AussieMick.)
Post: #3932
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To add some context ... I found the basis for this question when considering current global financial conditions.
And that took me to the US Civil War ... and how it was then , especially in the South.

(06-30-2022 06:39 AM)Gene C Wrote:  
(06-29-2022 04:56 PM)AussieMick Wrote:  This person's name was mentioned in a Post by Gene. But with over 5000 posts by Gene I dont think that helps much.

It didn't help me much -
However, given that you have a 150 +/- year old photo of a man with a beard who sure looks a lot like Abraham Lincoln, it can only be on person.
(I hope I didn't give it away)

You didnt give it away, Gene. Its not Abe.

That post of your's (years ago) referred to a specific chapter in a book which alerted you to this person and his cunning scheme.

bed time for me, so one more clue ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1hCLBTD5RM

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Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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06-30-2022, 02:15 PM
Post: #3933
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I still have no clue, but your clue is good (I need that machine).
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06-30-2022, 02:47 PM
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(06-30-2022 02:15 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  I still have no clue

Same here.
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06-30-2022, 10:46 PM (This post was last modified: 06-30-2022 10:48 PM by AussieMick.)
Post: #3935
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He wanted to make a fortune. So he thought outside the square.

He sold $5 bills for one penny each ...

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07-01-2022, 04:00 AM
Post: #3936
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Samuel Curtis Upham.
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07-01-2022, 05:00 AM (This post was last modified: 07-01-2022 05:14 AM by AussieMick.)
Post: #3937
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Yep. You got him, Roger.

I'll get some info on him ,,,

Here's from Gene's post
"The most interesting chapter to me, because it was all new, was Sam Upham's Counterfeiting Scheme. Sam was a Philadelphia businessman who printed copies of Confederate bank notes and sold them as curios. He sold copies of the $5 and $10 notes for 5 cents each or in bulk for 100 for $2, and the were very good copies. They were so popular that competitors sprang up and cut into Upham's profits. They made it into circulation in the South and had a negative effect on the southern economy which took a nosedive following the defeats at Vicksburg and Gettysburg."

True Crime In The Civil War Thread
https://rogerjnorton.com/LincolnDiscussi...l#pid72852

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/03/2...uel-upham/

https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-librar...tis-upham/

http://blog.rarenewspapers.com/?p=5495

https://www.pmgnotes.com/news/article/4181/

And this is what started me on the trek to Mr Upham ....

https://eh.net/encyclopedia/money-and-fi...f-america/

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07-07-2022, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for all the info and bringing this up again, Mike - if I read it before, I have forgotten. Very interesting!
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07-09-2022, 04:26 AM
Post: #3939
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This historian and author won a Pulitzer Prize. The photo shows him speaking in 1983. Who is he?

And, for extra credit, who is the author sitting in the far left side of the photo?

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07-09-2022, 03:23 PM
Post: #3940
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My first guess was Stephen Oates, but he never won the Pulitzer, so my next guess is Mark Neely. I have no idea who the second gentleman is.

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07-09-2022, 04:09 PM
Post: #3941
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Bingo, Rob! Yes, it is Mark Neely.

I will hold off for now on the other author in the photo. I will say he has been mentioned many, many times on this forum.
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07-10-2022, 02:52 AM
Post: #3942
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Gerald J. Prokopowicz ?

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07-10-2022, 03:49 AM
Post: #3943
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Nope, it's not Prokopowicz.
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07-11-2022, 07:40 PM
Post: #3944
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Is it William "Jack" Davis?
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07-12-2022, 03:45 AM
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Nope, it's not Davis.
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