Dr. Benjamin Blank and Sergeant Howard L. Barlow analyze the fingerprints of William Edward Hickman, Los Angeles, 1928
- Dr. Benjamin Blank and Sergeant Howard L. Barlow analyze the fingerprints of William Edward Hickman, Los Angeles, 1928
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Dr. Benjamin Blank, County Jail physician, stands next to a seated Police Sergeant Howard L. Barlow who points to one of several photographed hand and finger prints laid on the desk before him. Barlow was responsible for matching prints found in the apartment of William Edward Hickman with those found on ransom notes sent to the father of Marion Parker, 12-year-old kidnap and murder victim. Dr. Blank tested Hickman's blood for "all signs of disease and insanity" before his trial, which began January 25 and ended less than two weeks later.
Hickman was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
Dr. Benjamin Blank's role in the trial is related in the article, "Hickman Drops Insanity Pose and Answers Questions by Alienists: Slayer Likely to Be Witness," Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 1928: A3.
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cellulose nitrate film
Barlow, Howard L., 1891-1938
Blank, Benjamin, 1899-1973
Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928
Parker, Marion, 1915-1927
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
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- still image
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