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Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Keywords vertical,black and white image,South Africa,Africa,Drum Magazine,January,1961,Cape Town,gambling,gamblers,District Six,
Collections Baileys African History Archive
Title d1961_2
Model Release MR-NON
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Description SAED:SOCIAL:GAMBLING:DRUM JANUARY 1961- Fah Fee: all sections play this number racket Ð The sleek American car with the China man behind the wheel threads its way carefully down Hanover Street, spine of Cape TownÕs teeming District Six, where they Ðsay Ð a thousand murderers could hide for a lifetime from the cops. Even in the changed world of today. It pulls in to the curb, the engine still ticking over, and the chinaman gives a gentle toot on his horn. Form the shadowy doorway of a tumbledown shop a lean, quick figure emerges, one hand gripping something in his jacket pocket. He glances swiftly up and down the street, over the heads of gutterfuls of kids and round the broad beams of washerwomen coming and going. ItÕs all clear Ð and he draws a fistful of paper slips from his pocket. As the tiny square of paper is taken from the matchbox the Chinaman is already on his way again, and the helper lifts his hand to his throat and draws it quickly a cross as though killing a cocker
Ingestion_path's African History Archive/Drum Social Histories
Country South Africa
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Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Media Id 69_248
Creation_date 2008-05-23T16:52:13
Browse_path Bailey's African History Archive/Drum Social Histories
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