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Crime suspect? standing with group

Photograph showing a group of unidentified men standing on a train platform. At center is a man in overalls who may be a crime suspect; in related image No. 373G0303, he is handcuffed the man in an overcoat who is standing to the left of him. Also see related image Nos. 373G0304, 376G0134, and 376G0213.

Crime suspect?

Head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified man, probably a crime suspect, facing right and looking toward the front. He is wearing a hat, a collared shirt, and overalls. See image Nos. 373G0303, in which he is handcuffed to another man, probably a law enforcement officer; and additional related image Nos. 373G0314, 376G0134, and 376G0213.

Photograph of Circuit Court judgment in State of Oregon vs. George B. Thomas

Photograph of the front page of a Circuit Court judgment. On the page is the following: “Reg. No. A9347 / Judgment No. 34850 / in the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Multnomah County / August Term, 1905 / Judgment / Rendered August 21 1905 / Docketed [blank] 190 [space for last digit of year blank] / State of Oregon vs. George B. Thomas / Judgment / Dismissed / Filed August 31 1905 / By F. S. Fields Clerk. / By A. K. Long Deputy.”

William Edward Hickman in jail in Pendleton, Oregon

Full-length portrait of William Edward Hickman sitting in a jail cell in Pendleton, Oregon, probably on December 23 or December 24, 1927. Hickman, who was wanted in the mid-December murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker in Los Angeles, was captured by Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane and State Traffic Officer Buck Lieuallen near Echo, Oregon, on December 22, 1927. Hickman was subsequently extradited to California, where he was tried and convicted in early 1928 and was executed that October. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Saturday, December 24, 1927, under the headline “The Trapped ‘Fox.’ ” The photograph had the following caption: “William Edward Hickman speculates upon his fate within the narrow confines of his jail cell in Pendleton.” Also see image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3566, 371N3569, 371N3579, 371N3580, 371N3580A, and 371N3581.

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Photographs of Ray DeAutremont and Roy DeAutremont, suspects in train holdup

Photograph of two photographs depicting twin brothers Roy and Ray DeAutremont. The picture on the left, of Roy DeAutremont, is a head and shoulders portrait of a young man facing front and wearing a hat, overcoat, collared shirt, and tie. The picture on the right, of Ray DeAutremont, is a three-quarters portrait of a young man standing next to a tree. He is wearing a hat and suit. Cropped versions of the photographs were published together on the front page of the Oregon Journal on October 22, 1923, under the headline “Sought as S. P. Suspects.” The photographs had the following caption: “De Autremont twins, Ray (above) and Roy, two of three brothers, whom U. S. government and Southern Pacific operatives are trying to capture on suspicion they took part in the Siskiyou tunnel holdup.” The photographs accompanied a story with the headline “S. P. Holdup Is Laid to 3 Brothers” and the subhead “Roy, Ray, and Hugh DeAutremont, former residents of Eugene, Aided by Fourth Man, Sought as Bandit Murderers.” The story, datelined Ashland, Oregon, reported the following: “Three brothers and a fourth man were named late Sunday by Dan O’Connell, chief special agent of the Southern Pacific, who is directing the manhunt, as the men suspected of dynamiting Southern Pacific train No. 13 in tunnel 13, 17 miles south of Ashland, on October 11, resulting in the death of four Southern Pacific trainmen.”

Joseph John Osbourne testifying during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish

Photograph showing Joseph John Osbourne sitting on the witness stand in Multnomah County Circuit Court as he testifies during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish, age 70, who was found dead in a pond at his Northeast Portland home on December 12, 1934. The photograph was taken on March 25, 1935. That day, a cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 18 of the Oregon Journal under the headline “On the Stand in His Own Defense.” The photograph had the following caption: “Joseph John Osbourne, on trail for his life in connection with the fishpond murder of Simon Mish, takes the stand as witness and leans forward to answer cross-examination of Deputy District Attorney Joe Price. The head of Circuit Judge Crawford is seen behind books on his desk in the foreground.” The photograph accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about Osbourne’s testimony. On March 28, 1935, the Journal reported that the jury had convicted Osbourne of second-degree murder, which carried a mandatory life sentence. See related image No. 372A0795. Image note: The text “Osborne [sic] Trial” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Joseph John Osbourne testifying during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish

Photograph showing Joseph John Osbourne sitting on the witness stand in Multnomah County Circuit Court as he testifies during his trial for the murder of Simon Mish, age 70, who was found dead in a pond at his Northeast Portland home on December 12, 1934. The photograph was taken on March 25, 1935. That day, the Oregon Journal published a front-page story about Osbourne’s testimony and a related photograph, image No. 372A0796, also showing Osbourne on the stand. On March 28, 1935, the Journal reported that the jury had convicted Osbourne of second-degree murder, which carried a mandatory life sentence. Image note: The text “Osborne [sic] Trial” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Frank La Belle, murder suspect, and unidentified man at Portland police headquarters

Photograph, taken November 30, 1935, showing murder suspect Frank La Belle (left) of Jewel, Oregon, and an unidentified man sitting at a table. The man on the right is holding a pencil and a piece of paper filled with handwriting. A cropped version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, December 1, 1935, under the headline “Death Signs the Register.” The photograph had the following caption: “Frank La Belle, 68-year-old barber. La Belle was photographed at police headquarters as he told the sordid story of a ‘suicide pact’ that was only half fulfilled.” The photograph accompanied a story, headlined “Killer Confesses Shooting Woman.” The story reported: “Detectives searching the city for the slayer who left Mrs. Myrtle A. Service dying in the Belmont hotel, 230 N. W. 6th avenue, from a bullet in the neck Saturday, arrested a 68-year-old-man at 4;15 p.m. and held him under a first-degree murder charge.” The story further reported that Service had separated from her husband a month earlier, and that under police questioning, La Belle had admitted to the shooting, saying he and Service “had made a suicide pact that went awry after he had shot the woman.” Image note: The name “Frank La Belle” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image.

Frank La Belle, murder suspect, at Portland police headquarters

Photograph of murder suspect Frank La Belle of Jewel, Oregon, sitting at a table and holding a cigar. He is looking left at a person mostly outside the frame. The photograph was taken at Portland police headquarters on November 30, 1935, after La Belle’s arrest. A similar photograph, image No. 372A0331, and a story about La Belle were published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on December 1, 1935. the story, headlined “Killer Confesses Shooting Woman,” reported: “Detectives searching the city for the slayer who left Mrs. Myrtle A. Service dying in the Belmont hotel, 230 N. W. 6th avenue, from a bullet in the neck Saturday, arrested a 68-year-old-man at 4;15 p.m. and held him under a first-degree murder charge.” The story further reported that Service had separated from her husband a month earlier, and that under police questioning, La Belle had admitted to the shooting, saying he and service “had made a suicide pact that went awry after he had shot the woman.” Image note: The name “Frank La Belle” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

Photograph of murder victim Mildred Hook

Photograph of a head and shoulders portrait of a young woman wearing a blouse or dress. The original photograph is tacked to a wall or bulletin board. The name “Mildred Hook” is written on the negative and is visible at the bottom of the image. In November 1935, Mildred Hook was kidnapped by her ex-husband, Douglas Van Vlack, in Tacoma, Washington. Her body was later found near Twin Falls, Idaho. Van Vlack was convicted of her murder.

Crime scene?

Photograph of a kitchen. Hanging next to the stove is a long hose; one end of the hose is inside the stove. A blanket is crumpled on the floor in front of the stove. The photograph may have been taken at a crime scene, but the location and context are unidentified.

Crime scene?

Photograph of a bedroom in disarray. The bed is covered with feathers and the dresser drawers are stacked on the floor. On the bed are an open box and a man’s hat resting on the box lid. The photograph may have been taken at a crime scene, but the location and context are unidentified.

Senti family barn, site of murder

Photograph showing the Senti family barn near Vancouver, Washington, where Tobias Senti killed his wife. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, April 25, 1928. The photographs were published under the headline “Family of Four is Wiped Out.” They had the caption: “Scenes at the Tobias Senti home north of Vancouver [Washington], where Senti on Tuesday slew his wife and little son and daughter with a hatchet, and then blew himself to eternity with dynamite.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “Barn in which the body of Mrs. Senti was found.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the deaths. See related image Nos. 371N3380, 371N3508, 371N5861, and 371N5875.

Senti family dog after death of owners in murder-suicide

Photograph showing the pet dog of the Senti family outdoors on the family’s farm near Vancouver, Washington, after Tobias Senti killed his wife and children and then himself. A similar photograph, image No. 371N3380, was one of four that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, April 25, 1928. The photographs were published under the headline “Family of Four is Wiped Out.” They had the caption: “Scenes at the Tobias Senti home north of Vancouver [Washington], where Senti on Tuesday slew his wife and little son and daughter with a hatchet, and then blew himself to eternity with dynamite.” The photograph of Trixie had the following additional caption information: “ ’Trixie,’ the dog, that survived Senti's fury.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the deaths. See related image Nos. 371N3508, 371N5861, and 371N5875. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

Senti family home, site of murder

Photograph showing the Senti family house near Vancouver, Washington, where Tobias Senti killed his children. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four that were published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, April 25, 1928. The photographs were published under the headline “Family of Four is Wiped Out.” They had the caption: “Scenes at the Tobias Senti home north of Vancouver [Washington], where Senti on Tuesday slew his wife and little son and daughter with a hatchet, and then blew himself to eternity with dynamite.” This photograph had the following additional caption information: “The house in which the family lived on a small farm.” The photographs accompanied the continuation of a front-page story about the deaths. See related image Nos. 371N3380, 371N3508, 371N5873, and 371N5875.

Osbourne, seated in courtroom

Portrait, taken from the side, showing a man sitting in a chair in a courtroom with his hands in his pockets. Two unidentified men are sitting at a table next to him, and a crowd of people are sitting and standing in the background. The name “Osbourne” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. The man may be Joseph John Osbourne, a Portland special police officer who was tried and convicted of murdering Simon Mish of Portland. Mish, age 70, was found dead in his yard on December 12, 1934. See related image No. 371N1932. Also see image Nos. 372A0795 and 372A0796, which were taken during Osbourne’s trial.

Tom Gurdane, William Edward Hickman, and Buck Lieuallen after Hickman’s capture

Photograph of Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane, William Edward Hickman, and State Traffic Officer Buck Lieuallen in Pendleton, probably on December 22, 1927. Hickman, who was wanted in the mid-December murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker in Los Angeles, was captured by Gurdane and Lieuallen near Echo, Oregon, on December 22, 1927. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 9 of the Oregon Journal on Friday, December 23, 1927. The photograph was published under the headline and subhead "Doubling Back Was Fatal to Fugitive / Conclusion of Manhunt That Reached Over the Entire Length of Pacific Coast." The photograph had the following caption: "Above, left to right, Tom Gurdane, Pendleton chief of police, captor; William Edward Hickman, prisoner; Traffic Sergeant Buck Lieuallen, captor." Hickman was subsequently extradited to California, where he was tried and convicted in early 1928 and was executed that October. Also see image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3566, 371N3569, 371N3579, 371N3580, 371N3580A, 371N3581, and 373G0076.

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William Edward Hickman with police during extradition to California

Photograph of William Edward Hickman (second from left) in Portland on Sunday, December 25, 1927, as as Los Angeles police escorted him from Pendleton, Oregon, to California to face charges in the mid-December murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Hickman was captured by Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane and state traffic officer Buck Lieuallen near Echo, Oregon, on December 22, 1927. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Monday, December 26, 1927. The photograph had the caption: "Hickman's arrival at Portland jail." The photograph was published under the headline "Hickman Started On Return to Scene of Atrocious Crime," along with image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3579, and several other photographs. The photographs accompanied a story titled "Hickman in California; Calm Again." Hickman was tried and convicted in California in early 1928, and he was executed that October. Also see image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3566, 371N3569, 371N3579, 371N3580, 371N3580A, 371N3590, and 373G0076.

William Edward Hickman with police during extradition to California

Photograph of William Edward Hickman (center), probably taken in Portland on Sunday, December 25, 1927, as Los Angeles police escorted Hickman from Pendleton, Oregon, to California to face charges in the murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Hickman was captured by Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane and state traffic officer Buck Lieuallen near Echo, Oregon, on December 22, 1927. He was subsequently extradited to California, where he was tried and convicted in early 1928 and executed that October. Also see image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3566, 371N3569, 371N3579, 371N3580, 371N3581, 371N3590, and 373G0076.

William Edward Hickman with police during extradition to California

Photograph of William Edward Hickman (center, handcuffed to man on left), probably taken in Portland on Sunday, December 25, 1927, as Los Angeles police escorted Hickman from Pendleton, Oregon, to California to face charges in the murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Hickman was captured by Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane and state traffic officer Buck Lieuallen near Echo, Oregon, on December 22, 1927. He was subsequently extradited to California, where he was tried and convicted in early 1928 and executed that October. Also see image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3566, 371N3569, 371N3579, 371N3580A, 371N3581, 371N3590, and 373G0076.

William Edward Hickman with police during extradition to California

Photograph of William Edward Hickman (center, handcuffed to third man from left) in Portland on Sunday, December 25, 1927, as Los Angeles police escorted him from Pendleton, Oregon, to California to face charges in the mid-December murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Hickman was captured by Pendleton Police Chief Tom Gurdane and state traffic officer Buck Lieuallen near Echo, Oregon, on December 22, 1927. A cropped and reversed version of this photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Monday, December 26, 1927. The photograph had the caption: "The prisoner securely handcuffed as he alighted from train at Montavilla Sunday evening." This photograph was published under the headline "Hickman Started On Return to Scene of Atrocious Crime," along with image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3581, and several other photographs. The photographs accompanied a story titled "Hickman in California; Calm Again." Hickman was tried and convicted in California in early 1928, and he was executed that October. Also see image Nos. 371N1116, 371N3566, 371N3569, 371N3580, 371N3580A, 371N3581, 371N3590, and 373G0076.

Crime suspect or suspects?

Photograph showing two unidentified men standing side by side. The man at right is holding a cigar and looking to the right. Either or both of the men may be crime suspects in custody. See related image Nos. 371N3571, 371N3572, 371N3574, 377N0478, 377N0564, and 379G0184.

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