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Date: 1958-03-30 

Description: Notice of farm auction sale for farm and personal property of Ed Gein. The farmhouse was destroyed by fire before the auction took place.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Arm and leg restraints that bound John McCaffary, the last man executed in Wisconsin, 1851. (Museum object #1976.249.1–.2)

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...

Postcard

The James Family

Date:  date unknown

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

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...

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...

Drawing

Karl Armstrong

Date: 1973-03-20 

Description: Artist's courtroom depiction of Karlton Armstrong.

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Little Rock's Lady of the Year," a flyer distributed by racists in Little Rock, illustrated by her 1946 police mug shot and arrest record. The text charge...

Date: 1961-02-23 

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man with office interior in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of bodies hanging from a pole. People watch from behind. Printed in the bottom center of the image: "Public Hanging in Korea." In the bottom righ...

Photograph

Harlan Lunde

Date:  

Description: Full-length mug shot of Harlan Lunde.

Date: 1949 

Description: Ben Welden, playing the gangster Sniffy, poses with his revolver in hand in a dramatic publicity still for "Tough Assignment."

Date: 1917-09 ca.

Description: South Carolina convicts building a road at Camp Wadsworth near Spartenberg in preparation for the camp's use as a National Guard training camp. The prisone...

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: 1953-12-09 

Description: Assistant District Attorney Robert I. Perina (left) hears the confessions of Douglas R. Wright of Baraboo and William G. Lavine of St. Louis. The two robbe...

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: 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: 1949-08-13 

Description: Two World War II veterans from Berwyn, Illinois, released on bail pending a new hearing, are with their lawyers. The two young men were convicted and impri...

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: 1931-10-12 

Description: Gladys Heacock, escapee from Indiana State School for Girls, who pleaded guilty to stealing a State car, and another woman sit in the Dane County jail.

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