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These gangs who terrorized Paris: climb-in-the-air, conjurers... the thugs become "the Apache scourge"


SERIES (4/5). At the beginning of the 20th century, articles on the "Apaches" unleashed passions. Behind this phenomenon, we discover above all the

Our series “These gangs who terrorized Paris”

Series produced in collaboration with Retronews, the press site of the National Library of France.

  • Golden Helmet, at the heart of a war between two Apache leaders

  • Médéric Chanut, the Apache tattoo artist

  • A jury of Apaches in the heart of Paris

  • The scammers, or the pickpockets of the time

  • “Apache in petticoats” and “triumphant feminism”

    (Friday August 19)

  • A "poor devil" forcibly drunk on absinthe in a "kind of Court of Miracles", who "has an eye out of his head", who has a "knife in his cheek" and who is found “with a sign on his chest:

    The Apache Band!


    This news item, "that twenty newspapers have told in horrible detail", was taken up by the monarchist daily "le Soleil" in July 1900.

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    Source: leparis

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