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Famous Crimes the World Forgot – Photos

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Photographs and Images for Famous Crimes the World Forgot, Volume I.
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Chapter One: Denver’s “Capitol Hill Thug,” 1900-1901

 

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A sketch of Al Cowan which appeared in The San Francisco Call.

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Al Cowan after his trial.

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Capitol Hill Thug Victims, left to right, Emma Johnson, Josephine Unternahrer, Mary Short, and Lillian Bell. Source: Wicked Denver: Mile-high Misdeeds and Malfeasance

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Denver around 1903


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Chapter Two: The Murder of Father Kaspar Vartarian. 1907

 

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Front page headline for the New York Evening-World, May 27, 1907

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Assistant District Attorney Charles Nott

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Deputy Police Commissioner Arthur Woods

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The New York Evening-World published this snarky message to local authorities after learning the chief suspects had fled to Bulgaria.


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Chapter Three: The Carver Family Hatchet Murders, 1930

 

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William Raymond Carver

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Ruth Carver

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Diagram of House on the day of the murders. Bodies appear in the top right corner.

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The Carver’s rented home in Sebring, Florida.

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A campaign photograph of prosecutor Grady Burton

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Survivor, Frances Carver, at age 17 modeling a fur coat for Macy’s Department Store, late 1940s.

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William Raymond Carver’s University of Pennsylvania yearbook photo, senior year, 1912.

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Ruth Carver around the time she married William Carver.


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Chapter Four: Mr. Secret Agent Man, 1930

 

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Joseph Mozynski

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Noel Sowley dead behind the wheel of his coupe.

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Noel Sowley

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Artist sketch of Agent 3X, “The Man Behind the Gun.”


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Chapter Five: Spree Killer Chester Comer, 1934-1935

 

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 Chester Comer with a gun shot wound to the head soon after his shootout with Blanchard, Oklahoma, City Marshal Oscar “Bloodhound” Morgan.

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Chester Comer with his first wife, Elizabeth Childers. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Odessa Childress, 14. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Ray Evans, murder victim.

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Center, young Elizabeth Stevens, the thirteen-year-old-sister of Chester’s second wife, was to be his next victim. She caused Chester to crash his car and escaped. She is seen here flanked by her older brothers, Francis and J.C. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Chester Comer in the hospital after his gun battle with Oscar Morgan. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Oscar Morgan, gun shot wound to the arm. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Oscar Morgan. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Lester Simpson’s stolen Chevrolet with bullet holes in the vent window. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Elizabeth Childers. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)

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Chester Comer, left, with an unknown female in an undated photo. (Courtesy: Oklahoma Historical Society)


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Chapter Six: The Bizarre Tahlequah Coed Case, 1935

 

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Lois Thompson

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Victim Daniel Shaw.

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Lois Thompson scowls at a newspaper photographer during her trial.

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A flat-iron jail cell where Lois Thompson likely served her 30 day sentence for shooting Daniel Shaw.

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The limestone jail  building where Lois served her 30-day sentence in 1935 is now the Cherokee National Prison Museum.


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Chapter Seven: The Wife Who Lost Her Head, 1946

 

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Dorothy Eggers

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Arthur Eggers showing detectives how he threw his wife’s torso over Panorama Point in the San Bernardino Mountains near Los Angeles.

 

Panorama Point via Google Maps. Click on the “satellite” box in the lower left corner.

 

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James Starritt, left, discusses the case with Arthur Eggers, right.

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The murder weapon and saw used to dismember Dorothy Eggers.

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Arthur Eggers, San Quentin mug shot photo, 1946.


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Chapter Eight: The York Family Massacre, 1947

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Dr. Lloyd Ross, shortly after his arrest, contemplates his fate in his jail cell.

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Dr. Ross

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Willard York

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The only survivor, Ann York, 13.


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Chapter Nine: Blind Man’s Bluff, 1955

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Meier & Frank Department Store building, Portland, Oregon, as it looks today.

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The blast zone as seen from the third floor of the Meier & Frank Department store in Portland, Oregon.

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Firemen climb to the mens restroom on the third floor of the Meier & Frank Department store after a bomb exploded in 1955.

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Clarence Peddicord


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Chapter Ten: The Orphan Maker of Route 66, 1961

 

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Utha and James (JD) Welch.

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The Welch’s 1959 Oldsmobile at the scene of the murders, 13 miles west of Seligman, Arizona.

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The Welch boys. The Daily Oklahoman.

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The Welch Boys. Prescott-Evening Courier

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A photo of Jeannette and Denise Sullivan taken the day of their murder. Their case turned out to be unrelated to the Welch case.

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James Abner Bentley, early arrest photo.

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James Abner Bentley San Quentin mug shot, 1961, Executed January 23, 1963. (Courtesy: California State Archives)


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