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Vanzetti revolver, Ex. 27, gov't photo taken same time and place about Jany 15 1924

Vanzetti revolver, Ex. 27, gov't photo taken same time and place about Jany 15 1924

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Title:
Vanzetti revolver, Ex. 27, gov't photo taken same time and place about Jany 15 1924
Description:
Hamilton discovered in court that these screws had been tampered with. It was at this time that the court issued an order "that all exhibits should be turned over the Clerk of the Superior Court. Gov't. Asst. Dist. Atty. J.W. Kieth gave the order to have revolver opened & in this position when photographed. Gave no reason why. Opening the revolver permits the screw "C" to assume an angle of 45 degrees or nearly to the angle it had Apl 7. '23 before the screws had been tampered vith viz 49 degrees. See item 6, photo #1. Opening the revolver for photographing did not restore screw E to its original position.
Date:
January 15, 1924
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Forensic photographs
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
MS 2030 Box 65, Folder 40: Trial exhibits: Vanzetti's revolver, ca. 1921-1923, 1924 (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:
Handguns
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921
Anarchists
Radicalism--United States--History--20th century
Extent:
1 photograph : print ; sheet 20 x 25 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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Call #:
MS 2030 Box 65 F40 (h)