Item 373G0076 - William Edward Hickman in jail in Pendleton, Oregon

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373G0076

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William Edward Hickman in jail in Pendleton, Oregon

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  • 1927-12 (Creation)

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Photograph; glass plate negatives; 4 x 4.5 in

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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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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 373; 0373G076

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b61c4e42-e034-4686-94d1-4424a5f210c2-373G0076.jpg

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1.5 MiB

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