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Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1940-07-08 

Description: Prisoner photograph of Wilfred Leigh Mills, inmate number 25714, an English truck driver convicted of larceny.

Date: 1934-10-26 

Description: Portrait of four men, suspected Lone Rock bank robbers.

Date: 1946-02-11 

Description: Prisoner William Joseph Hogan, inmate 28820, a truck driver convicted on two counts of assault with intent to rob.

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...


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.

Date: 1948-11-04 

Description: John Vasas, Milwaukee, arrested after he robbed the Fiore Coal and Oil Company Filling Station, 601 West Washington Avenue. He is standing in the hallway o...


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...


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...

Date: 1957-11-19 

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


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...


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: 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: 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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of four beheaded men with a group of officers standing behind, posing for the camera. A man to the left in the central group holds a knife out, wit...

Date: 1946-02-11 

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

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...

Date: 1957-11-19 

Description: Ed Gein signing paperwork at the state crime lab following his arrest.

Date: 1960-09-20 

Description: Portrait of Circuit Judge Russell E. Hanson, presiding judge at the Jon (Mickey) Hayes double murder trial. Hayes is accused of shooting his father and ano...

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