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Postcard

The James Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: A postcard image of Jesse, Frank and the mother James.

Date: 1948-08-16 

Description: Vandalized tombstones following a beer party held in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Middleton, on June 12, 1948.

Date: 1952-02-15 

Description: Wisconsin Attorney General Vernon W. Thompson sits at his desk while signing an endorsement of the Madison observance of Crime Prevention Week. The nationa...

Date: 1944-09-18 

Description: Two soldiers in the lower left look at a map. Behind them is what remains of the Brest Post Office. Just under the decorative stone cornice at the top is t...

Date: 1955-09-19 

Description: Roy Bryant, one of the two men charged with the murder of Emmett Till who had allegedly whistled at Bryant's wife, Carolyn. She sits at Bryant's right, and...

Date: 1948-07-28 

Description: Madison detectives quiz two men who have confessed to having committed fifteen burglaries in the Madison area. Left to right: Vann Millege Kidd, Texarkana,...

Date: 1948-08-16 

Description: Vandalized tombstone following a beer party held in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Middleton, on June 12, 1948.

Date:  ca.

Description: Actor Neville Brand, director Don Siegel, and another actor joke around on the set of the film "Riot in Cell Block 11." Brand holds Siegel as the other act...

Date: 1945-04-09 

Description: Police Sgt. Richard H. Rossmaessler is shown with various explosive devices that injured three boys in a quarry blast explosion.

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Mrs. Kathleen Napoli, held a "keeper of a house of ill fame", as she was finger printed by an FBI Agent on Wednesday. Her husband, Dominic, is in the Army....

Photograph

Larceny Trial

Date: 1951-11-19 

Description: Alice Yngsdahl, center right, is shown in Superior Court with her attorney, W. Curtis Farmer, as Court Clerk Virginia McRedmond, right, reads the complaint...

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: View from street of the South Side State Bank on Lakeside Street, after a robbery. The front door is set in the center of the facade, flanked on both sides...

Photograph

The Hangman's House

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a clapboard house with window in the middle of the facade and a door flanking each side. A sign above the window reads: "Hanged (1864) Here: Geo...

Date: 1961-02 

Description: Bruce Critser, manager of Madison Business Protective Association, sits in front of the new fire and holdup and burglar alarm system board which goes into...

Date: 1946-02-11 

Description: Prisoner photograph of Virgil Valorous Ishmael, inmate number 28858, a truck driver convicted of issuing worthless checks.

Date: 1960-09-20 

Description: Portrait of Circuit Judge Russell E. Hanson, presiding judge at the Jon (Mickey) Hayes double murder trial. Hayes is accused of shooting his father and ano...

Photograph

Norman M . Ward

Date: 1948-04-23 

Description: African-American man, Norman M., Ward (aka Paul Nokomis) 18-year-old Chicagoan who was sent to jail to await sentence when he pleaded guilty to larceny and...

Photograph

Lie Detector Test

Date: 1931-12-04 

Description: Technicians administer a lie detector test at District Attorney Fred Risser's office to be used in the James Corcoran poisoning case.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.

Date: 1947-02-24 

Description: Madison Police Officers (left to right): John Sweeney; Ervin Grahn; and George Cross; pictured at the Madison Police Station garage in front of a bank robb...

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