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Showing dent, file markings & flow back

Showing dent, file markings & flow back

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Title:
Showing dent, file markings & flow back
Description:
The Fraher shell W. found a scene of murder. Prosecution claimed it was fired in Sacco's pistol. #1-2-3 are test shells fired in Sacco's pistol during trial. Sacco's gun's firing five strikes 23% off center of the primer. The Fraher shell has the dent in center. After Hamilton discovered this vital difference, the attys for defense invited the prosecution to fire 100 test shells in Sacco's gun to show it would not make a dent in center of primer - they declined the test. A different set of file mark records appear on primer of Fraher shell from those on the test shells. At first glance they appear to be alike. A close study quickly reveals the dissimilarity and positive proof that the Fraher shell was not fired in Sacco's pistol. View 1.
Date:
[ca. 1921–1923]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Forensic photographs
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
MS 2030 Box 65, Folder 38: Trial exhibits: Bullets. (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Aldino Felicani Sacco-Vanzetti Collection, 1915-1977
Series:
Series 9: 9: Audio-Visual, Memorabilia, Photographs and Posters, n.d., 1920-1959, 2006 Sub-series 2: Audio-Visual, Memorabilia and Photographs, n.d., 1920 - 1962
Subjects:
Shells (Ammunition)
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921
Anarchists
Radicalism--United States--History--20th century
Extent:
1 photograph : print ; sheet 21 x 26 cm
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Notes (acquisition):
The Aldino Felicani Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee Records were donated to the Boston Public Library by Aneto and Arthur Felicani, March 1979.
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Language:
English
Call #:
MS 2030 Box 65 F38 (a)