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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Man-Fish, and Vigilante Justice

The Man-Fish, from Dewey Tidwell's Heller in the Oilfield, Westerner, November-December 1974

see a similar creature, Jake the Alligator Man, from a former post

from John H. Harrison's "Doc" Lincoln's Cantina Cut-ThroatsWild West, January 1972


  1. Gruesome. I googled some photos of the alligator man, poor Jake.

  2. Yes, grim photos indeed. The word vigilante always seems to bring to mind that sort of image.
    I like the sound of Harrison's book, have you read it?

  3. Yes Rob, they played rough in those days, regarding the man in the bottom photo. Ray, Harrison's piece is an article in the magazine. Those Wild West magazines are pretty common here, sensational and entertaining. I used to read them as a kid and still enjoy reading old issues.