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Ed Gein's Arrest

Date: November 19 1957
Description: Waushara County Sheriff Art Schley and his deputy, Leon "Specks" Murty (wearing hat)escorting Ed Gein (1906-1984) to the state crime lab.
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Ed Gein Farm Auction

Date: March 30 1958
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.
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Smashing Illegal Slot Machines

Date: 1948
Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.
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Photographers Learn How to Shoot a Crime Scene

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Description: Photographers are instructed how to shoot a crime scene. A teacher demonstrates photographic techniques while a group of students observe.
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Crime Scene Investigation

Date: May 11 1955
Description: Chalk lines in the foreground mark the spot where White Elephant Bar owner was shot. Police and detectives conferred in the background after assembling inv...
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Slot Machine Seizure

Date: January 1924
Description: Gerald J. Boileau, assistant district attorney, and George Lippert, district attorney, and three other men, exhibiting slot machines seized during a raid i...
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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

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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...
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"Suspicious Woman" Arrested by Police

Date: 1966
Description: San Francisco police arrest a "suspicious woman" and help her into an International Metro Wagon #689 truck during their Golden Gate beat.
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Working on a Chain-Gang

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

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

Date: November 21 1956
Description: Uniformed police officers look over a laid out map with potential escape routes.
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Ed Gein at State Crime Lab

Date: November 19 1957
Description: Ed Gein signing paperwork at the state crime lab following his arrest.
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Champion Machine Company Catalog

Date: 1869
Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for Champion reaping and mowing machines manufactured by the Champion Machine Company. The cover features a color illustra...
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Smashing Slot Machines

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson is opening confiscated slot machines to extract money, and Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, is smashing other confisc...
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Smashing Slot Machines

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, using a sledge hammer to smash a confiscated slot machine with Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson looking on.
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Whiffle Board & Roulette Wheel

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson and Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, with confiscated whiffle board and roulette wheel.
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Four Bank Robbery Suspects

Date: October 26 1934
Description: Portrait of four men, suspected Lone Rock bank robbers.
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Welding Equipment in Suspects' Car

Date: October 26 1934
Description: Welding equipment in back seat of bank robbery suspects' car.
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Murder, Suicide in Room on Henry Street

Date: September 24 1934
Description: Doorway and bed in room where murder, suicide occurred. Adele Burnton was murdered by Harold Kotvis, who then committed suicide. 521 North Henry Street. A...
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Murder and Suicide room on Henry Street

Date: September 24 1934
Description: Room where murder, suicide occurred. Adele Burnton was murdered by Harold Kotvis, who then committed suicide. 521 North Henry Street.

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