[Portrait of J. Edgar Hoover]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-J_Edgar_Hoover_Autograph-1949.jpg
Creation: 1949

Illustrator Paul Frehm worked with reporter Damon Runyon to cover the Lindbergh trial for the New York Daily Mirror, a William Randoph Hearst newspaper publication. Frehm’s illustration of J. Edgar Hoover, who led the Bureau of Investigation’s efforts to find the kidnapper, portrays the director in 1949. Hoover's dogged success in the case raised his own profile and helped to bring the Federal Kidnapping Act to Congress, allowing federal authorities jurisdiction in cases crossing state lines.

Title

[Portrait of J. Edgar Hoover]

Date

Creation: 1949

Description

Illustrator Paul Frehm worked with reporter Damon Runyon to cover the Lindbergh trial for the New York Daily Mirror, a William Randoph Hearst newspaper publication. Frehm’s illustration of J. Edgar Hoover, who led the Bureau of Investigation’s efforts to find the kidnapper, portrays the director in 1949. Hoover's dogged success in the case raised his own profile and helped to bring the Federal Kidnapping Act to Congress, allowing federal authorities jurisdiction in cases crossing state lines.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Color lithographs

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Hoover, J. Edgar folder

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-J_Edgar_Hoover_Autograph-1949.jpg

Citation

“[Portrait of J. Edgar Hoover],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/742.