MANSON & FAMILY

[mashshare] Charles Manson’s eerie ability to control his “family” of young hippies in California remains as mysterious and intriguing today as it did in 1969, when Manson orchestrated the infamous murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Many Manson Family members were sentenced to life in prison for participating in those murders, including […]

RICHARD SPECK NURSE MURDERER (1960’s)

[mashshare] Richard Speck captured the nation’s attention during the summer of 1966 after murdering eight female students who lived together on Chicago’s South Side. Before then, he had been responsible for other acts of violence against his family and others but had a knack for escaping the police. After his killing spree in 1966, a […]

Death Row Inmate with Electric Chair (1972)

Nashville TN – Death Row inmate who has lived in the shadow of death for two years, views the electric chair at the Tennessee State Prison after the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional, 6-29-1972.

TA.TV: Cults – “Heaven’s Gate” (1997)

Marshall Herff Applewhite created a religious cult commonly known as Heaven’s Gate. In 1997, he led his 38 followers to commit suicide in hopes of being transported onto a spaceship traveling with Hale-Bopp comet. In this video he preaches suicide.

L.A. TIMES: “RFK Assassination” (1968)

June 5, 1968: Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy lies on the floor at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after he was shot in the head. He had just finished his victory speech upon winning the California primary.

PRESS COLLECTION: “Ringling Brothers Circus Tragedy” (1947)

Tragedy struck the Alzana Aerial troupe during the final Miami showing of Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus. Harold Alzana, was to ride a bicyle acrss a high wire with his sister, Hild, and another ssister Elsie swung beneath the wire from trapezes attached to the hubs of the bicycle. Miami, Florida, 11-21-1947.

PRESS COLLECTION: “Suicide Attempt Jump” (1939)

Chicago: Mrs Helen Schwandt 44, is shown in the midst of a leap she made from a third floor window before landing in the firemen’s net below. She jumped to escape police who had come to remove her. 10-13-1949.

AL CAPONE & FAMILY

[mashshare] Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. Capone was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New […]

AMERICAN LYNCHING

[mashshare]   In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the lynching of Black people in the Southern and border states became an institutionalized method used by whites to terrorize Blacks and maintain white supremacy. In the South, during the period 1880 to 1940, there was deep-seated and all-pervading hatred and fear of the Negro […]

Duluth Lynching (1930)

A pivotal moment in Minnesota race relations On the evening of June 15, 1920, Isaac McGhie, Elmer Jackson, and Elias Clayton–three young African American men who had been accused of raping a white woman–were pulled from their jail cells in Duluth, Minnesota, and lynched by a mob of thousands of people. The United States was […]

Dead Confederate Soldiers (1863)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Confederate soldiers as they fell near the center of the battlefield. Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer.

Hanging the Conspirators (1865)

Washington, D.C. Hanging hooded bodies of the four conspirators; crowd departing. Washington, D.C. Gen. John F. Hartranft and staff, responsible for securing the conspirators at the Arsenal. Washington, D.C. Coffins and open graves ready for the conspirators’ bodies at right of scaffold.

MISSOURI COLLECTION: “Slovak Funeral of John Bosani Viglasky”

Ilasco, MO. This is the funeral of John Bosani, Viglasky, one of the founders of the Dr. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, where this funeral was held. John had immigrated to Ilasco in 1907, joined in 1908 by his wife Susie and their two children, Paul and Anna.

MISSOURI COLLECTION: Ilasco Collection – “Open Casket” (Unknown)

ILASCO, MO – This is the funeral of John Bosani, Viglasky, one of the founders of the Dr. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, where this funeral was held. John had immigrated to Ilasco in 1907, joined in 1908 by his wife Susie and their two children, Paul and Anna. John was one of the many […]

Loncki Girl Train Death (1955)

Thayle Moritz, age 17, who was with the Loncki girl when she was killed by a train, June 16, 1955. The photo was taken at New City Police Station.