A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 03, 2011
Silverbug or Silver Bug (silver enthusiast)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
A Breed of Barren Metal; or,
Currency and interest, a study of social and industrial problems,

By J. W. Bennett
Chicago, IL: C.H. Kerr & Co.
1895
Pg. 226:
The proposed currency is founded on value, and the volume is regulated by business needs. It will be neither for gold-bug nor silver-bug nor paper-bug.

Google Books
Dollars, or, What?:
A little common sense applied to silver as money

By W. B. Mitchell
Chattanooga, TN: Times Print
1895
Pg. 95:
THE SILVER “BUG.”
The silver “bug” is very common our West. Many of them have emigrated East and live in great style, as they can well afoord to do, in New York and other big cities. Unlike “gold bugs” they are a species peculiar to America and unknown elsewhere. Their stock in trade has always been silver, and their methods of business intimidation and force, and, although Uncle Sam is generally supposed to be a stiff-necked old fellow, they have bullied him unmercifully; bullied him into buying the declining product of their Western mines, on which he has pocketed an average loss of 40 per cent. They say—the admirers of the silver bugs say—that the gold bugs cornered the old fellow a short time ago and made $16,000,000 in a bond deal. This is doubted, the conditions of the deal considered; but we have the cold figures on the silver “bugs.” Uncle Sam has lost more than $200,000,000 on the silver which they forced him to buy of them.

OCLC WorldCat record
A warning to the American wage workers against the false pretences of gold-bug and silver-bug capitalism, and an appeal to rally under the banner of socialism.
Author: Socialist Labor Party.
Publisher: Boston : Gordee & K., [1896]
Edition/Format:  Book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The silver bug ...
Author: C M Williams, of Chattanooga Tenn.
Publisher: Chattanooga, Tenn., Williams Pub. Co. [pref. 1896]
Series: Lookout financial series, v. 1, no. 1
Edition/Format:  Book Microform : Microfilm : Master microform : English

Google Books
14 May 1896, The Nation, pg. 369, col. 3:
As Speaker Reed expresses it: “McKinley does not want to be called a gold-bug or a silver-bug, so he has compromised on a straddle-bug.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Thursday, March 03, 2011 • Permalink