Link Hauptmann to Kidnap Ladder: Traced to Lindy Home

MS0412-C-Lindbergh-Sept_22_1934-01_trans.jpg
Publication: 1934-09-22

The country followed the Lindbergh case as it was happening, as this issue of the New York Journal, published two days before Bruno Hauptmann was indicted for extoring $50,000 from Charles Lindbergh, reveals. A jotted-down license plate on a gold certificate led police to Hauptmann's Bronx residence, where police found $14,000 in ransom money in a shoe box hidden in the garage. They also found wood in his attic that matched the wood of the ladder used to take the Lindbergh baby.

Title

Link Hauptmann to Kidnap Ladder: Traced to Lindy Home

Date

Publication: 1934-09-22

Description

The country followed the Lindbergh case as it was happening, as this issue of the New York Journal, published two days before Bruno Hauptmann was indicted for extoring $50,000 from Charles Lindbergh, reveals. A jotted-down license plate on a gold certificate led police to Hauptmann's Bronx residence, where police found $14,000 in ransom money in a shoe box hidden in the garage. They also found wood in his attic that matched the wood of the ladder used to take the Lindbergh baby.

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

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Clippings (information artifacts)

Source

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

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MS0412-C-Lindbergh-Sept_22_1934-01_trans.jpg

Citation

“Link Hauptmann to Kidnap Ladder: Traced to Lindy Home,” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/746.