Telegram text reads: FRED ALLEN WILL COME WHEN NEEDED PLEASE LET ME NO HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE WHEN TRIAL COMES UP IF TRIAL CAN BE POSTPONED FOR A WHILE WIRE ANSWER AT ONCE SO I WILL KNOW WHAT ARRANGEMENTS TO MAKE AND HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE FAY SUDOW
2-page handwritten letter, photographed pinned to board, from Fay Sudow, addressed to Fred Allen, 711 Central Bldg., Main and 6th St., Los Angeles, Cal., with 2 envelopes, 1 postmarked Chicago, Ill., Oct 16, 5 PM, 1920, with the logo of Morrison Hotel and Terrace Garden, Chicago, and 1 postmarked Plymouth, Ill., Oct 27, 2 PM, 1920. Fay Sudow's attorney was named Alfred W. Allen, with an office at 485 Central Bldg.
Textured black leather bag with handle and clasp at top, flat bottom, on edge of round table with bookcase in background. Bag is wrapped with 2 thin ropes and affixed with address label from Fred W. Wolf to Alfred Allen, and shipping label marked Collect.
Photograph of George Contreras (left), Los Angeles County investigator, holding what appear to be bone fragments, and district attorney Asa Keyes, seated behind a trench in a basement. A shovel with torn fabric draped over it is on the left and a man behind them holds a candle.
A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Bowers appears with the article "Bride Denies Murder Plot; Says Plan to Poison Husband Was Only Joke; Man Confesses Part After Phone Talk Heard; Husband and Pastor Will be Questioned Today," Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1926
View of a man, wearing and overcoat and hat, sits in the passenger seat of an early 1920s Ford coup. He appears to be dusting a large, four-sided object for fingerprints. An artist's brush can be seen in his right hand. A second man, wearing a uniform, visor cap and leather gloves, stands outside of the car, holding the door open with one hand. A tool box sits near the rear tire (viewed at lower left). Nearly a dozen men stand in the background, watching as events unfold. Also seen in the background is a billboard printed with the words, "Season's Greetings."
Ransom note sent to Perry M. Parker, father of kidnap victim Marion Parker, from William Edward Hickman. The hand printed letter was pinned to a page of the Evening Herald. The note was likely photographed in 1927.
Two detectives photographed in the apartment of William Edward Hickman, who kidnapped and murdered Marion Parker, age 12. The detectives kneel over items piled on the floor. The man in the foreground studies the soles on a pair of shoes, while his partner holds two pieces of a broken golf club in both hands. Additional golf clubs rest atop the pile, with golf balls, clothing, a trashcan, newspaper and pillow lying next to an unmade cot viewed at right.