[Montage of Three Photographs of Bruno Richard Hauptmann on Trial]

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Creation: 1934

The $50,000 ransom paid for the Lindbergh baby contained a number of gold certificates that were scheduled to be withdrawn from circulation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also recorded the serial numbers of all notes. When one of the certificates turned up in a Manhattan gas station, an alert attendant marked it with the license plate of a suspicious customer. This led agents to arrest Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant living in the German-Austrian neighborhood of Yorkville.

Title

[Montage of Three Photographs of Bruno Richard Hauptmann on Trial]

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Date

Creation: 1934

Description

The $50,000 ransom paid for the Lindbergh baby contained a number of gold certificates that were scheduled to be withdrawn from circulation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also recorded the serial numbers of all notes. When one of the certificates turned up in a Manhattan gas station, an alert attendant marked it with the license plate of a suspicious customer. This led agents to arrest Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant living in the German-Austrian neighborhood of Yorkville.

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Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

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News photographs

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Lindbergh, Charles folder

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Citation

“[Montage of Three Photographs of Bruno Richard Hauptmann on Trial],” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/743.