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Annie's Story

Annie Reilly was an Irish Immigrant who was born in Ireland in 1844. A well-known member of New York's underworld, she was part of an elite "inner circle" of female career criminals under Marm Mandelbaum during the 1860s and 1870s.

 Annie would find employment as a servant and child nurse. Using her charm she would quickly secure the trust of the household. Mere days later, “Sweet Annie”, would steal what she could and move swiftly along to the next victim. Annies criminal career ended when she was caught by the authorities just a few blocks away from our location. She was convicted and sentenced under the alias Kate Cooley. 

Drink up! and remember... Where's the fun in doing what you're told?