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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.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1934-09-05 

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

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: German film poster for the Italian film, "Guardie e ladri." Illustrated image of a cop wearing a uniform running while holding a gun. Around the corner is...

Date: 1957-11-19 

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

Date: 1954-03-24 

Description: U.S. Marshal Ray Schoonover leaves a hearing in Federal Court with Paul S. Hauser (left), accused of a bank hold-up in Barron County.

Date:  

Description: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in custody. The Rosenbergs were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union on March 29, 1951, and sentenced to death. The climate...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1957-11-17 

Description: Ed Gein is escorted by three law enforement officers to the State Crime Lab.

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.

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...

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.

Poster

Wanted Poster

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A paste-up of a wanted poster created to identify Frank Lambert and his aliases and crimes. A series of 14 poses of Lambert dressed in a suit and hat, smok...

Photograph

Carl Frey

Date: 1931-02-04 

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

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: 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: 1934-12-21 

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

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: 1957-11-17 

Description: Ed Gein and a police officer wait at the counter at the State Crime Lab.

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.
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