August 28, 1997 Tennessee Rev. John Paul Carter dies Though I could find no information on the deceased Reverend, his epitaph "while he lived he was alive" brings a smile to my face. Horrific history from today: 1926: Man dies of wounds following gun attack (2017) 1929: Explosion kills family (2017) 1933: 2 dead after… Continue reading While he lived he was alive (grave)
August 28, 1929 Chicago, Illinois The Chicago Daily Tribune runs an article concerning a family severely burned in an explosion from chemicals burning in their furnace. Fortunately, a 6-year-old child was outside the home during the explosion and was not injured. Horrific history from today: 1926: Man dies of wounds following gun attack (2017) 1933:… Continue reading Explosion kills family (1929)
Unfortunately, not all crime scene photographs are accompanied by a date or even backstory. Despite the lack of details, I find it is still important to include them as they give insight into various aspects of crime and police work of the time.
August 28, 1926 Chicago, Illinois An article in the Chicago Daily Tribune describes the event of a maniac on a shooting rampage and the barber who stopped him with a bullet between the eyes. Because the murderer, Joseph Mazza, was an employee of the railroad terminal, it was suspected he held a grievance towards his… Continue reading Man dies of wounds following gun attack