HEUBLER, Anton (Chief of Police) ST. LOUIS, JANUARY 17TH, 1888. REWARD NOTICE FOR THE EXTRADITION OF MORPHINST JULIUS KLINZ

Reward Notice, St. Louis, 1888

Uses morphine and carries a Hypodermic Syringe. Was born in Cologne, Germany ... Gambles and is fond of Comic Opera. Charged with forging his employer’s name, Meyer & Bulte, of this city, for $1, 000.

Original small poster / handbill (19 x 14 cm); 1 b&w photograph on upper right corner,...
Uses morphine and carries a Hypodermic Syringe. Was born in Cologne, Germany ... Gambles and is fond of Comic Opera. Charged with forging his employer’s name, Meyer & Bulte, of this city, for $1, 000.

Original small poster / handbill (19 x 14 cm); 1 b&w photograph on upper right corner,...
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Uses morphine and carries a Hypodermic Syringe. Was born in Cologne, Germany ... Gambles and is fond of Comic Opera. Charged with forging his employer’s name, Meyer & Bulte, of this city, for $1, 000.

Original small poster / handbill (19 x 14 cm); 1 b&w photograph on upper right corner, in a ruled box, text in black with headline in a decorative font, signed by the subject in the image in sepia ink. N.p. [St Louis, Missouri], n.p. [Office (of the) Chief of Police], n.d., circa January 1888.

Browned, irregularly trimmed, three corners clipped, the photograph a bit faded and it and the paper rippled from the paste or gum used to affix it. Old horizontal and vertical folds.

A remarkable and very evocative drug ephemeron, Klinz, a baby faced morphinist with gold spectacles, wore a straw boater at a jaunty angle, looking much like a Dandyesque Princetonian without a care in the world. He allegedly came from Germany, where morphine was first named and synthesized, to America in the ‘Classic Era’ of narcotic use. He is straight out of the pages of Jack Black’s ‘You Can’t Win’, a tale of drug addiction among the rail riding yeggs and fences of hobo America that was so admired by William S. Burroughs (himself a hat wearing, bespectacled slum-dandy Harvard alumni of good birth). Klinz turns up as ‘linz’ in the Westminster, London, Police Gazette of 1909, on the run from a charge of embezzling 18 shillings and wearing a “light grey suit, straw hat”.
Uses morphine and carries a Hypodermic Syringe. Was born in Cologne, Germany ... Gambles and is fond of Comic Opera. Charged with forging his employer’s name, Meyer & Bulte, of this city, for $1, 000.

Original small poster / handbill (19 x 14 cm); 1 b&w photograph on upper right corner, in a ruled box, text in black with headline in a decorative font, signed by the subject in the image in sepia ink. N.p. [St Louis, Missouri], n.p. [Office (of the) Chief of Police], n.d., circa January 1888.

Browned, irregularly trimmed, three corners clipped, the photograph a bit faded and it and the paper rippled from the paste or gum used to affix it. Old horizontal and vertical folds.

A remarkable and very evocative drug ephemeron, Klinz, a baby faced morphinist with gold spectacles, wore a straw boater at a jaunty angle, looking much like a Dandyesque Princetonian without a care in the world. He allegedly came from Germany, where morphine was first named and synthesized, to America in the ‘Classic Era’ of narcotic use. He is straight out of the pages of Jack Black’s ‘You Can’t Win’, a tale of drug addiction among the rail riding yeggs and fences of hobo America that was so admired by William S. Burroughs (himself a hat wearing, bespectacled slum-dandy Harvard alumni of good birth). Klinz turns up as ‘linz’ in the Westminster, London, Police Gazette of 1909, on the run from a charge of embezzling 18 shillings and wearing a “light grey suit, straw hat”.

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