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Date: 1953-06-26 

Description: Portrait of Tracy Ukena, a Wyoming prison escapee, sentenced to a three-year prison term by Federal Judge Patrick T. Stone in the U.S. District Court. He h...

Date: 1915 

Description: Held against her will on a desolate island, Nellie Nolan (played by Edith Taliaferro) is forced to write her own kidnapping note by Spagnoli (Al Ernest Gar...

Date: 1933-05-15 

Description: Jennie Justo of 921 Spring Street in the Greenbush, wearing a hat, says goodbye to her mother, Lena Justo, as she leaves for a year in the Milwaukee jail.

Date: 1915-03-08 

Description: Prisoner with a wooden leg hauling "lighter" wood from the pine woods and Turpentine Orchard to camp. Original caption reads: "It will be noted that very l...

Photograph

Ed Gein's Arrest

Date: 1957-11-19 

Description: Law enforcement officials escorting Ed Gein (1906-1984) to the state crime lab.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A strip of three mug shots of Louis Maniacci, prisoner 22846.

Date: 1918 

Description: Ann Anderson (played by Margarita Fischer) is accosted by two ruffians in an outdoor scene still from the 1918 Mutual production "Ann's Finish." The man in...

Date: 1947-11-17 

Description: Sheriff Edward (Ace) Fischer, prisoner Robert Winslow, and Officer Ray Case, seated in an automobile with a man and woman looking in the window.

Date: 1923 

Description: Two police officers holding rifles escort two prisoners into a paddywagon. Lining the road is a long, perspective view of an outdoor prison. Red text impri...

Date: 1944-10-03 

Description: Edward Marr, bank messenger for Montgomery Ward and Co., and victim of Madison's second daylight holdup in a month, is searching through the bandit picture...

Photograph

Cecil LaValla

Date: 1933-07-15 

Description: Portrait of Cecil LaValla, sitting in a chair at the county jail, suspect in the murder of Odin Tofsrud.

Historical Essay

The Trial of Chief Oshkosh

The Clash of U.S Law and Indian Legal Tradition

The trial of Menominee Chief Oshkosh, one of the most famous in Wisconsin history, pitted Indian traditional justice against white man's law.

Photograph

Prison Industries

Date: 1961 ca.

Description: Punch press equipment at one of the Wisconsin prisons used for the manufacture of license plates and traffic signs. This photograph appeared in a 1961 pub...

Date: 1946-02-11 

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

Date: 1934-09-05 

Description: A strip of three mug shots of James Gumina, prisoner 21855.

Date: 1947-11-17 

Description: Alleged killers after confessing to the murder of two people. Seated are Buford Sennett, Richland Center, and Robert Winslow, Owen, standing behind them i...

Photograph

Angelo Mazzara

Date: 1948-02-17 

Description: Angelo Mazzara, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, formerly of Madison. He has confessed to breaking into the Old Heidelberg Tavern, 1206 Regent Street, through...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A strip of three mug shots of Isadore Crupi, prisoner 23115.

Photograph

Harlan Lunde

Date:  

Description: Mug shot of Harlan Lunde facing front.

Date:  date unknown

Description: African American prison inmates working on a road chain-gang in Florida or Georgia.

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