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  • Collection: James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-SC-Kennedy_Relics-1954-1967.jpg
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was a congressman from Massachusetts and the thirty-fifth President of the United States. He was assassinated during a November 22, 1963, visit to Dallas, Texas. The 1954 letter from then Senator Kennedy, the 1967…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/20150417SG017.jpg
This is a section of the deck of the U.S.S. Maine which was sunk in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on February 15, 1898, as a result of an explosion in the forward part of the ship. Speculation continues as to what really caused the Maine to explode that…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/20150417SG012.jpg
This agate Mesopotamian signature seal of two lions attacking a deer was created about 600 B.C.E. It has a hole drilled through its length so that it could be worn on a string or pin. These types of seals are often engraved with a design so that when…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-Frank_James_portrait.jpg
Frank James (1843-1915) was part of the notorious James-Younger Gang. He and his younger brother, Jesse James, roamed the South and Midwest robbing banks and running from the law for over thirty years. The most famous incident was the disastrous…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-Frank_James-1883-01-AB.jpg
Frank James (1843-1915) lived in Nashville from 1877 to 1881 and went by the alias Ben J. Woodson. At one point, he resided at 814 Fatherland Street in what is now called East Nashville. While living in and around the city, Frank worked as a…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-Clyde_Barrow-Jan_2_1932.jpg
This photograph of Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) cannot be confirmed though the writing on the back reads “Jan. 2, 1932 too much work- next time I will youse a tractor- bonnie is laughing at me- the sherrif cant shoot a dam- Clyde.” Bonnie Parker…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-Bonnie_and_Clyde-San_Antonio-April_3_1932.jpg
This photograph is purportedly of the outlaw couple Bonnie Parker (1910-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) taken on April 3, 1932, in San Antonio, Texas. These two, along with their gang, were the scourge of the Southwest during the early 1930s. The…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-Leopold-Loeb-trial.jpg
Interest in the trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb has continued long after their deaths. Grolier Story of America Cards were released in sets of 20 between 1994 and 2001. Covering all aspects of American history, the cards were sold on a…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-Frank_James-movie_photo.jpg
Western films have gone in and out of vogue since first appearing in the silent era. By the time "The Return of Frank James" was released in 1940, the form was gaining new popularity with the advent of a number of high budget productions from major…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-Lindbergh-Movie-1977.jpg
Sir Anthony Hopkins was a relative unknown when he took on the role of Bruno Richard Hauptmann in Columbia Pictures' 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case. Hopkins won an Emmy for his performance. The 1934 Lindbergh trial produced sensational headlines…
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