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Source: Buffalo Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Identification of Star Criminals Is Interesting Work”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 2 October 1904
Volume number: 69
Issue number: 276
Part/Section: 5
Pagination: 37, 44 (excerpt below includes only page 44)

“Identification of Star Criminals Is Interesting Work.” Buffalo Courier 2 Oct. 1904 v69n276: part 5, pp. 37, 44.
Leon Czolgosz (photographs); George T. Jones (public statements); Leon Czolgosz.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; George T. Jones; William McKinley; Joseph T. Whitwell.
On page 37 Joseph T. Whitwell is identified as being “in charge of the Buffalo Police Department’s Bertillon system of measuring and photographing criminals.”


Identification of Star Criminals Is Interesting Work [excerpt]

     In the case of Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, Supt. Jones and Photographer Whitwell had the subject in the chair at 11 o’clock in the morning and the pictures were sent out on the Empire State Express at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. The necessity in that case was the supplying of the newspapers throughout the East. In discussing the photographing of Czolgosz Supt. Jones said the other day:
     “He was the only subject we ever had who was actually pleased to have his picture taken. He really enjoyed it. He posed just as I told him to and even expressed an interest in having a good likeness. It disgusted me and I spoke to him about it and I might add that it was the only time that I was ever unfavorably impressed by the easiness of taking a criminal’s picture. Czolgosz answered that he had done his duty in assassinating the President and he was not ashamed to have his picture taken in connection with the crime.”



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