Where is Major Phipps?

In case you would like to sing about the 1882 Maj. Phipps almshouse scandal, here is a song written in response to the event. We’ve discussed this scandal before, which filled much space in newspapers all over the country for a time.

The scandal concerned charges of embezzlement leveled against Ellis Phipps, in charge of Philadelphia’s almshouse, which was established to help the poor.

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