Crime scenes, criminals, executions, vigilantes, penal institutions, police, law enforcement, extralegal justice systems, and forensic sciences: these photographic themes relating to the history of crime and punishment make up The Burns Archive Crime & Punishment Collection. Comprised of thousands of historical, evidentiary, and forensic photographs, including those of notorious criminals, such as Jesse James, Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger, as well as the Lizzie Borden axe murders, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, America’s first exhibition promoting fingerprinting, and police images spanning over one hundred and fifty years. The book, Deadly Intent: Crime and Punishment: Photographs from The Burns Archive, documents the changing nature of the criminal justice system, 1890-1950.
Note: Some photos may contain graphic images.
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