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Photograph

Carl Frey

Date: 1931-02-04 

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

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: 1958-12-04 

Description: Herbert Hilgendorf was sentenced to six months in jail for beating his father, Louis Hilgendorf, a town of Roxbury farmer.

Date: 1920 

Description: Sitting on a table in a filthy cellar, Prudence Thorne (played by Billie Burke) compares knives with a Chinaman as four other thugs watch in a scene still...

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,...

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.

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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: 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: 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: 1961-08-24 

Description: Three Jefferson County Sheriff Department officers and a search volunteer pose with two bloodhounds that took part in a manhunt for a suspect from an incid...

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...

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: 1947-11-24 

Description: Max M. Feeney, Loraine Hotel robber, a parolee from Indiana, who was captured by Officer Raymond P. Kurth five minutes after the hold-up.

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: 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...

Drawing

Karl Armstrong

Date: 1973-03-20 

Description: Artist's courtroom depiction of Karlton Armstrong.

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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: 1947-02-24 

Description: Dressed in a flash suit purchased with part of his bank loot, Loyd D. Robertson, 26, of Tomah, confessed robber of the Loganville State bank, attempted to...

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