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Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1950-02-15 

Description: George Beecraft, 23, of 121 S. Marquette Street is shown (right) pleading not guilty before Superior Judge Roy H. Proctor to charges of safecracking at the...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Actor Harry Benham points accusingly at a ruffian on the floor as two police officers subdue two criminals in a scene still from the Thanhouser serial "Zud...

Date: 1934-12-21 

Description: A strip of three mug shots of Michael Caruso, prisoner 22055.

Date:  date unknown

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

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...

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:  

Description: Ho-Chunk men and women sitting outside on the lawn of a large building with bars. Identified as probably the family of Jim Swallow at the County Jail. Jim...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Jesus is hanging on the cross, while a soldier wearing armor points at him. Other soldiers are present, some riding horses. A group of people on the right...

Date: 2012 

Description: Press conference podium area in the City Hall for a double-homicide case, with main suspect (later convicted), Jeffrey Lepsch, pictured twice. American and...

Date: 1914 

Description: Actor Harry Benham covers two ruffians with two pistols as Marguerite Snow ministers to an insensible young man on the floor in a scene still from the Than...

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: 1960-09-20 

Description: Jon (Mickey) Hayes, left, sits at a table during the first day of his double-murder trail for killing his father and another man. Shown with his attorney,...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A replication of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus, along with two other men, are on crosses. On the left is a group of men. One soldier wearing armor...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Color lithograph poster for "Jesse James / The Missouri Outlaw" consisting of just the bust of the famous outlaw in full beard, with a red and white dotted...

Date: 1916 

Description: The leader of a band of Mexican desperadoes, Steve Denton (played by William S. Hart), has his heart softened by the innocent young Mary Beth Garth (Bessie...

Drawing

Karl Armstrong

Date: 1973-03-20 

Description: Artist's courtroom depiction of Karlton Armstrong. He is sitting with his arms folded and legs crossed, with the judge visible in the background.

Historical Essay

The Trial of Chief Oshkosh

The Clash of U.S Law and Indian Legal Tradition

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

Photograph

Carl Frey

Date: 1931-02-04 

Description: Portrait of Carl Frey, 28, Stoughton. He confessed to the murder of Albion postmaster Frank Kelling.

Photograph

Alleged Burglar

Date: 1930-12-30 

Description: Myron Stephanson, accused burglar holds his head in his hands while seated under a notice titled, "Wanted for Bank Robbery" at the police station.

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