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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: 1948-07-28 

Description: Madison detectives quiz two men who have confessed to having committed fifteen burglaries in the Madison area. Left to right: Vann Millege Kidd, Texarkana,...

Photograph

Prison Industries

Date: 1961 ca.

Description: Punch press equipment at one of the Wisconsin prisons used for the manufacture of license plates and traffic signs. This photograph appeared in a 1961 pub...

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.

Postcard

The James Family

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 1947-11-17 

Description: Buford Sennett, confessed murderer, soon after his capture at the Pomputis farm, sitting between a police officer and the driver of the car.

Date: 1933-05-15 

Description: Jennie Justo of 921 Spring Street in the Greenbush, wearing a hat, says goodbye to her mother, Lena Justo, as she leaves for a year in the Milwaukee jail.

Date: 1916 

Description: The robber Jimmy Briggs (played by Eugene Pallette) menaces Grace Remington (Norma Talmadege) in her bedroom in this scene still from the silent feature fi...

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: 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...

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.

Date: 1916 

Description: The robber Jimmy Briggs (played by Eugene Pallette) is stifling the cries of Grace Remington (Norma Talmadege) in this scene still from the silent feature...

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

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: 1954-03-24 

Description: Elizabeth H. Pady leaves a hearing in Federal Court. She was accused of a bank holdup in Barron County.

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: 1963 ca.

Description: German film poster for the re-release of the American film. Blurry, silhouette image of a man wearing a cowboy hat with three bullet holes piercing his tor...

Date: 1934-09-05 

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

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