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Annie Green -- a pickpocket who always chose her victims from white men in the Barbary Coast -- the police never could get anyone to prosecute her as they would not admit having anything to do with a black woman.


Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800. Oh, we need to get this to the curriculum. Uncovered territory of history!!!


John Wayne Movie / Flame of Barbary Coast (1944) Duke (Wayne) falls for Flaxen (Ann Dvorak) in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito (Joseph Schildkraut), goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer. The 1906 quake destroys his place. Also stars-William Frawley


Zuo Barbary Coast Cart Coffee Table in Distressed Natural - An early 1900s industrial original once used to transport furniture, fabric and supplies across the factory floor. The cart is made from solid elm and the wheels are antiqued metal.


British Slaves on the Barbary Coast: The fishermen and coastal dwellers of 17th-century Britain lived in terror of being kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya). Hundreds of thousands across Europe met wretched deaths on the Barbary Coast in this way. Accounts tell of almost entire villages of men, women and children being spirited away at night from coastal towns in Devon, Cornwall and Ireland. ...Article by Professor Robert…


The Barbary Coast 1849: Badly drawn paintings of nude women adorn the walls of the best cafes in the city. Prostitutes begin to arrive from the east. They are frequently auctioned off from the decks of the arriving ships. Cafe owners often hire them to pose nude in displays in the dining halls. Gambling houses were everywhere. At El Dorado it was reported that $80,000 once changed hands on the turn of a single card. Liquor and female companionship were often provided free of charge. (click…

The Old Hippodrome and Bella Union Dance Halls at 557 Pacific Street between Kearny and Montgomery. Jesse B. Cook on sidewalk. Barbary Coast district, San Francisco. February 1925.