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Albert Lawrence Bates Fingerprint Card, 1933 (Oklahoma City Police Department)

Description: Oklahoma City Police Department fingerprint card for Albert Lawrence Bates. It includes a list of his criminal record dating from 1916 to 1933 plus a mugshot. Albert L. Bates (October 16, 1893-July 4, 1948) was an American bank robber and burglar during the 1920s and 1930s. He used a number of different aliases during his criminal career including George Davis, George Harris and J.B. King. He was the longtime partner of George "Machine Gun" Kelly and participated in the kidnapping of oil tycoon Charles Urschel in 1933. He died in Alcatraz Prison in 1948.
Date: unknown
Creator: Oklahoma City (Okla.). Police Dept.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

["Barrow Gang" Wanted Poster, 1933 - Van Buren, Arkansas]

Description: Wanted poster for the Barrow Gang: Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Blanch Caldwell, Marvin Barrow (Clyde's brother) and an unknown person. The poster includes the physical descriptions of each person, and Sheriff Albert Maxey provides details for the monetary prize awarded upon their arrest.
Date: unknown
Creator: Maxey, Albert
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Boxes in the Texas School Book Depository [Negative #1]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Texas School Book Depository. There are multiple boxes on the floor. There are windows visible behind the boxes. The photograph was taken on the sixth floor of the depository, forty-five feet from the window the shot was fired from. This location was on the fifth aisle.
Date: 1963~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives