Month: August 2014

Meyer Shussett, “Suspicion”, 14 January 1933

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Meyer Shussett was a fifty-two-year-old salesman from Pittsburgh who had lost a lot of money in the depression. He took a train to New Castle on a January weekend in 1933 and spent Saturday night walking from bar to bar with boxes of counterfeit Pollock cigars, which he sold cheap until he was arrested by a patrolman. The mayor fined him $20. Later—after the depression, after the war—he managed a variety store in Pittsburgh. One […]