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Folsom Prison

Folsom Prison Yard 1937 Deaths Vintage Press Photo

$ 150.00

Albert Fish aka Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish was an American serial killer and cannibal. Known as the "Gray Man", the "Werewolf of Wysteria", the "Brooklyn Vampire", the "Moon Maniac" and the "Boogey Man."
Fish was executed in New York's electric chair at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility on January 16, 1936.

7" x 11" original press photo dated on the back September 22, 1937 with a sheet affixed to the back of the photograph which reads, "Folsom, California ... scene in Folsom Prison yard where one guard and two convicts met death yesterday in bloody fight started by seven desperadoes attempting to escape. 
The seven convicts overpowered Warden Larkin and guard Captain Ryan in office art extreme left; in front of which artist depicts riot, other guards rushed to rescue.
One, H.E. Martin, was stabbed to death as he entered office. Fight then surged outside where guard H.D. Trader in watchtower at extreme right; fired and killed convict Clyde Stevens.
Guards in other towers also opened fire and convict Kuchapski was killed. It was from Joe Brady that convicts tried to force Warden to secure gun.


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