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San Francisco Police Photograph Album

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

Apparently the personal album of photographer George W. Blum, this scrapbook documents numerous San Francisco murder cases. Includes photographs of victims in the morgue and at crime scenes, mug shots of suspects, newsclippings, and occasional street views. The most prominent cases included are the Preparedness Day Parade bombing of 1916 (with Thomas Mooney et al.), and the Virginia Rappe murder case (with morgue photos and a mug shot of Fatty Arbuckle taken by Blum.) View collection guide.

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