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simon pureChicago Tribune, November 13, 1871. As I understand these things, Eve was at the peak of her nudity before the fall, but whatever. The point here is that your wild women tended to fall into one of two classes: ugly to the point that witnesses weren’t sure they were fully human, or, like this gal, veritable Rousseauian pin-ups. But always good jumpers, in either case. simon pure2

The child-stealing motif is also pretty constant. On wonders how the reporter obtained all of that good cinematic POV detail about the crouching and the crawling behind the fence.

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