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Fah fee - Gambling
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Model Release MR-NON
Title Fah fee - Gambling
Collections Baileys African History Archive
Keywords South Africa, Gambling, fah fee, January 1961, Drum Magazine, District six, 1961, Drum photographer
Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Pixel Size 3833 x 5769
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Browse_path Bailey's African History Archive/Drum Social Histories
Media Id 69_759
Creation_date 2008-05-23T16:51:50
Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Royalty Free No
Ingestion_path's African History Archive/Drum Social Histories
Description SAED:SOCIAL:GAMBLING:DRUM JANUARY 1961- Fah Fee: all sections play this number racket The sleek American car with the China man behind the wheel threads its way carefully down Hanover Street, spine of Cape Towns teeming District Six, where they say 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. It's all clear 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
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