Monday, October 13, 2008

Diamond Jim Brady

This is an interesting picture of Diamond Jim Brady. I have heard of him, but don't remember much about him. I think he was another corrupt fat cat from the early 1900's. Maybe someone can give us more information on him.

7 comments:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Jim_Brady

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  2. Diamond Jim Brady was a fascinating character--well-known for his voracious appetite. He was an associate of Lillian Russell, who you may have heard of. I would definitely recommend checking out that Wikipedia page that anonymous posted!

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  3. also there's this

    There's a casino chain in Missoula, MT called Diamond Jim's and I remember their menu having quite a bit of history about him, but I can't find it online.

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  4. When I was little there was an amusement park that had a wax museum. Diamond Jim Brady was one of the figures. He was huge. I always wondered who he was. Sitting next to his figure was Lillian Russell. I had no idea who she was either.

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  5. I know nothing of this man but would like ask the ringleader of this blog, which I adore, if he will put up more Civil War or Wild West photos. I would greatly appreciate it.

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  6. Anon,
    I just posted a Civil War picture. Thanks for your suggestion. I will continue to look for more Old West photos.
    PJM

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  7. If I'm not mistaken, judging from other images available on the Internet and from the "x" mark above his head in the image, Diamond Jim is the gentleman on the right.

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