George Contreras, chief of the Los Angeles District Attorney's investigating staff, photographed seated in a biplane on his way to Oregon during the hunt for William Edward Hickman, wanted for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker.
Ethel Broderick is noted in the Los Angeles Times article, "Hickman Believed in Seattle; Bill Passed: Parker Girl Murder Suspect Arrest Expected to be Made Any Hour; Photograph Identified," 22 Dec. 1927: 1.
John B. Nash photographed in line with other perspective spectators to see the arraignment or trial of William Edward Hickman, kidnapper and murderer of Marion Parker, age 12. Compared to the other men (who wear suits and ties, hats and shoes), Nash is bare foot and wears light-colored garb comprised of a short cloak, loose fitting pants and shirt tied at the waist and fastened with ties. He holds a metal horn in his left hand, a banner attached to a staff in the right hand. Images on the banner include two Stars of David on the upper right and left hand corners; a vessel holding shafts of wheat, and a crown with “Rev.” and an indecipherable chapter and verse are illustrated on the bottom corners. Depicted at center is a cross atop a Star of David with the word “Zion” written on it. Surrounding this image are the words, “Hope, Charity, Truth, Faith.” Remaining text reads, from top: “The Everlasting Gospel. Peace to Isreal. [Left side:] Isek 7:15… The Gospel [indecipherable] Lake of Fire - Rev 20:10. [Right side:] Bannar. Grace.
Photograph of men being searched by sheriffs during the trial of William Edward Hickman, who kidnapped and murdered 12-year-old Marion Parker in December of 1927. The men were photographed in a room or partitioned area at the Los Angeles courthouse. The man kneeling at right is Deputy Sheriff M. G. Weybright.
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."
Marion Parker was kidnapped for ransom on December 15, 1927 by William Edward Hickman. Two days later, Marion's remains were found by her father, Perry Parker, on the lawn of 432 S. Manhattan Place- just moments after exchanging $1500 for Marion, whom he presumed to be alive. Hickman was ultimately tried and sentenced to death for the crime. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
A second photograph shows Detective Harry Raymond shackled to William Edward Hickman during his extradition from Pendleton, Oregon (where he was held after an 8-day manhunt), to Los Angeles where he stood trial. In the photo, Raymond stands at right. Detective Richard "Dick" Lucas (also shackled to Hickman) stands at left (see image ark no. 21198/zz002hbcth).
Copy photograph of Mary Hickman, sister of William E. Hickman, who was executed at San Quentin for the kidnapping and murder of 12-year old Marion Parker. She was living in Kansas City during her brother's trial.