How Kidnapers (sic) Got Lindy Baby

MS0412-C-Lindbergh-Ladder-March_8_1932_trans.jpg
Creation: 1932

The public was fascinated by how Charles and Anne Lindbergh's baby was kidnapped. Newspapers were full of details like this photograph of the home in Hopewell, New Jersey. The homemade ladder used to enter the baby's room proved critical in determining the guilt of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German-born carpenter. The FBI called in a U.S. Department of Agriculture wood expert to compare the ladder to identical wood in Hauptmann's attic.

Title

How Kidnapers (sic) Got Lindy Baby

Date

Creation: 1932

Description

The public was fascinated by how Charles and Anne Lindbergh's baby was kidnapped. Newspapers were full of details like this photograph of the home in Hopewell, New Jersey. The homemade ladder used to enter the baby's room proved critical in determining the guilt of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German-born carpenter. The FBI called in a U.S. Department of Agriculture wood expert to compare the ladder to identical wood in Hauptmann's attic.

Rights

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

Format

News photographs

Source

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

Files

MS0412-C-Lindbergh-Ladder-March_8_1932_trans.jpg

Citation

“How Kidnapers (sic) Got Lindy Baby,” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/745.