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    • Mega, Moretti and Albero assault case, 1917

    • Mega, Moretti and Albero assault case, 1917
    • Souvenir program of the Democratic Club of the 28th Assembly Dristrict of New York City, N.Y. The club event was held on January 15, 1913 at the Harlem River Casino at 127th Street and 2nd Avenue in East Harlem, New York City.
    • Anthony "Fat" Mega, William "Chief Meyers" Moretti and Salvatore "Bullets" Albero were in Mount Vernon from upper Manhattan and held up a crap game in the local Pool Parlor in Mount Vernon, N.Y., conducted by Joseph Grosso at 111 South 3rd Street....
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Letter form Gregorio Patinin to the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. explaining an alternate course of events on the day of the shooting. Patini claims he acted in self defense when the Vasta brothers assaulted him because he knew of a murder they...
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • E. Long traffic ordinance violation, 1911

    • E. Long traffic ordinance violation, 1911
    • Cover page of "The Corporation Record: Official Proceedings of the Trustees of the Village of White Plains, Vol. 19, No. 48, November 30, 1910" detailing the ordinance that Edward B. Long was accused of violating.
    • Edward B. Long was cited in violation of a traffic ordinance in the village of White Plains while driving a horse and buggy through Railroad Ave. on July 1, 1911. The case file includes a copy of "The Westchester News" newspaper dated July 8, 1911.
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Letter from the Court of Appeals in Albany to District Attorney Winslow in White Plains concerning Gregorio Patini's letter of appeal regarding his death sentence.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Letter from Gregorio Patini pleading for swift enactment of his death sentence for the crime of Murder in the 1st degree, which he believed he was convicted of due to three false witnesses.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Telegram from Owen L. Pardon, pardon clerk, to District Attorney Winslow indicating the Governor's decision to not interfere and grant clemency for Gregorio Patini's death sentence.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • White manslaighter case, 1917

    • White manslaighter case, 1917
    • View looking east toward the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Regent Street in Port Chester, N.Y. A Trolley car is visible in the distance.
    • Dr. William D. White was charged with manslaughter in the second degree for the death of New York and Stamford Railway Line trolley conductor William Sherman after White struck the man with his vehicle on the evening of October 3, 1917. White was...
    • White manslaighter case, 1917

    • White manslaighter case, 1917
    • Photograph looking north on Westchester Avenue in Port Chester N.Y. Shows the New York and Stamford Railway Trolley car en route on Westchester Avenue. A trolley conductor is visible in the doorway to the trolley, as well as passengers and another...
    • Dr. William D. White was charged with manslaughter in the second degree for the death of New York and Stamford Railway Line trolley conductor William Sherman after White struck the man with his vehicle on the evening of October 3, 1917. White was...
    • Raccosto manslaughter case, 1919

    • Raccosto manslaughter case, 1919
    • View looking west on Yale Avenue in Ossining, N.Y. in 1919. Markings on photograph denote the home of the victim Antonio Giampetro and place in the street where his body lay.
    • Pasquale Raccosto shot and killed his future father in law, Antonio Giampetro, outside his home at 28 Yale Avenue in Ossining, N.Y. on April 22, 1919. Raccosto interfered in a family quarrel between Giampetro and two of his daughters (Raccosto was...
    • Raccosto manslaughter case, 1919

    • Raccosto manslaughter case, 1919
    • View of Yale Avenue in front of #28 in Ossining, N.Y. Markings denote the home of victim Antonio Giampetro (x) and place in street where body lay (G) and spot from which Pasquale Raccosto fired (R).
    • Pasquale Raccosto shot and killed his future father in law, Antonio Giampetro, outside his home at 28 Yale Avenue in Ossining, N.Y. on April 22, 1919. Raccosto interfered in a family quarrel between Giampetro and two of his daughters (Raccosto was...
    • Ward murder case, 1922

    • Ward murder case, 1922
    • Letter from a source known only as A.L., regarding Joseph Patrick Bray, who allegedly lived with Clarence Peters in New Rochelle prior to Peters' death.
    • Walter S. Ward, son and heir of the Ward Baking Company (makers of "Tip Top Bread"and other famous brands) fortune was tried and acquitted of the charge of murder in the death of Clarence S. Peters. Ward's attorneys maintained the defendant's story...
    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923

    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923
    • Crime scene photograph depicting 227 South 7th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets in Mount Vernon, N.Y., circa 1923. This four-story tenement building was Vincenzo Castillo's residence. Castaldo shot and killed him in front of the building.
    • Raffaello Castaldo shot and killed Vincenzo Castillo outside of his tenement residence at 229 South 7th Avenue in Mount Vernon on the evening of August 25, 1923. The two had been playing cards with other neighborhood men outside of Castaldo's...
    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923

    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923
    • Crime scene photograph depicting the grocery store run by Rafaello Castaldo at 224 South 7th Avenue in Mount Vernon, N.Y., with detective notes on the back. Castaldo and the victim Castillo were playing cards in front of the shop before the...
    • Raffaello Castaldo shot and killed Vincenzo Castillo outside of his tenement residence at 229 South 7th Avenue in Mount Vernon on the evening of August 25, 1923. The two had been playing cards with other neighborhood men outside of Castaldo's...
    • Plunkett manslaughter case, 1909

    • Plunkett manslaughter case, 1909
    • Looking south on Jerome Avenue at the New York City line in Yonkers. Location of automobile accident that killed Trolley motorman, James Finn. Two trolley cars are visible along the snowy road in the distance, as well as a partial view of an...
    • Crime scene location of automobile accident that killed James Finn. On the evening of July 20th, 1909, at approximately 11pm, James Plunkett (described as a "chauffeur") and J. Cleveland Collins took a car from upper Manhattan and drove through...
    • Plunkett manslaughter case, 1909

    • Plunkett manslaughter case, 1909
    • Looking northwest on Jerome Avenue at the New York City line in Yonkers. A police officer stands alone in the road, with woods and a small shed visible behind him.
    • Crime scene location of automobile accident that killed James Finn. On the evening of July 20th, 1909, at approximately 11pm, James Plunkett (described as a "chauffeur") and J. Cleveland Collins took a car from upper Manhattan and drove through...
    • Ward murder case, 1922

    • Ward murder case, 1922
    • Newspaper headline regarding the deployment of New York State Attorney General Sherman to White Plains to "clean up" the Ward Case. Sherman was investigating and asking questions regarding jury and evidence tampering.
    • Walter S. Ward, son and heir of the Ward Baking Company (makers of "Tip Top Bread"and other famous brands) fortune was tried and acquitted of the charge of murder in the death of Clarence S. Peters. Ward's attorneys maintained the defendant's story...
    • Ward murder case, 1922

    • Ward murder case, 1922
    • Portrait of Joseph Patrick Bray, anonymously submitted to investigators, as a witness regarding the murder of Clarence S. Peters, who was his former roommate.
    • Walter S. Ward, son and heir of the Ward Baking Company (makers of "Tip Top Bread"and other famous brands) fortune was tried and acquitted of the charge of murder in the death of Clarence S. Peters. Ward's attorneys maintained the defendant's story...
    • Ward murder case, 1922

    • Ward murder case, 1922
    • Letter from New York State Attorney General Ottinger regarding evidence submitted in relation to the Ward case.
    • Walter S. Ward, son and heir of the Ward Baking Company (makers of "Tip Top Bread"and other famous brands) fortune was tried and acquitted of the charge of murder in the death of Clarence S. Peters. Ward's attorneys maintained the defendant's story...
    • Ward murder case, 1922

    • Ward murder case, 1922
    • Letter from Pinkerton Detective Agency to Westchester County District Attorney Rowland, dated April 1923, regarding a note received from a supposed witness in the Ward case (C.V. Knightley of Boston), who had seen Peters shortly before his death.
    • Walter S. Ward, son and heir of the Ward Baking Company (makers of "Tip Top Bread"and other famous brands) fortune was tried and acquitted of the charge of murder in the death of Clarence S. Peters. Ward's attorneys maintained the defendant's story...
    • Ward murder case, 1922

    • Ward murder case, 1922
    • Crime scene photograph depicting the road near Kensico Dam in North Castle, with the body of Clarence Peters, as found by authorities.
    • Walter S. Ward, son and heir of the Ward Baking Company (makers of "Tip Top Bread"and other famous brands) fortune was tried and acquitted of the charge of murder in the death of Clarence S. Peters. Ward's attorneys maintained the defendant's story...
    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923

    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923
    • Crime scene photograph looking north on South 7th Ave. between 3rd and 4th Streets in Mount Vernon, N.Y. The tenement building in the right foreground is 229 South 7th Avenue, in front of which Castaldo shot Castillo.
    • Raffaello Castaldo shot and killed Vincenzo Castillo outside of his tenement residence at 229 South 7th Avenue in Mount Vernon on the evening of August 25, 1923. The two had been playing cards with other neighborhood men outside of Castaldo's...
    • Ward murder case, 1922

    • Ward murder case, 1922
    • Letter written by Walter S. Ward for the Ward Baking Company, included in evidence by the prosecution, possibly as an example of Ward's signature.
    • Walter S. Ward, son and heir of the Ward Baking Company (makers of "Tip Top Bread"and other famous brands) fortune was tried and acquitted of the charge of murder in the death of Clarence S. Peters. Ward's attorneys maintained the defendant's story...
    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923

    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923
    • Crime scene photograph depicting 227 South 7th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets in Mount Vernon, N.Y., circa 1923. The tenement building shown was Vincenzo Castillo's residence. Castaldo shot and killed him in front of the building.
    • Raffaello Castaldo shot and killed Vincenzo Castillo outside of his tenement residence at 229 South 7th Avenue in Mount Vernon on the evening of August 25, 1923. The two had been playing cards with other neighborhood men outside of Castaldo's...
    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923

    • Castaldo homicide case, 1923
    • Crime scene photograph depicting South 7th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets looking north, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. The four-story tenement building on right is 229 South7th Avenue. Castaldo shot Castillo in front of this building.
    • Raffaello Castaldo shot and killed Vincenzo Castillo outside of his tenement residence at 229 South 7th Avenue in Mount Vernon on the evening of August 25, 1923. The two had been playing cards with other neighborhood men outside of Castaldo's...
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Photograph of a side view of the Vasta house in Sherman Park, Pleasantville, N.Y. An "X" marks the location of John Vasta's shooting.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Photograph of the Vasta house and vincinity in Sherman Park, Pleasantville, N.Y. Shows a street view of the neighborhood, include several houses and buildings near the Vasta house. A dog is standing in the middle of the road.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Photograph of the Vasta house in Sherman Park, Pleasantville, N.Y. View is from down the street and shows a side view of the Vasta house, as well as several people standing in the road and on the Vasta property.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Photograph of the street view alongside the Vasta house in Sherman Park, Pleasnatville, N.Y. An "X" marks the De Bello residence where Gregorio Patini first confronted John Vasta.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • Patini murder case, 1911

    • Patini murder case, 1911
    • Letter from John S. Kennedy, Warden of Sing Sing Prison, to District Attorney Winslow inviting him to the execution of Gregorio Patini.
    • Gregorio Patini shot the Vasta Brothers, killing Joseph Vasta outside his home in Sherman Park, Pleasantville in December 1910. Patini intended to kill Don Leo, the father of the boy who ran off with Patini's sister. The Vastas became targets...
    • Spohr murder case, 1912

    • Spohr murder case, 1912
    • Postcard depicting Rochelle Park entrance in New Rochelle, N.Y. Note on back from Spohr to Campbell explaining a trip to Tremont in the Bronx to visit a sick boy.
    • Lawrence "Jim" Spohr was stationed at Fort Slocum on Davids Island in New Rochelle where he played in a band. Spohr was infatuated with Rose O'Toole of White Plains, whom he shot and killed as well as injured the man with her when he found them...
    • Spohr murder case, 1912

    • Spohr murder case, 1912
    • Postcard depicting the Steamer General D.S. Stanley leaving Fort Slocum on Davids Island in New Rochelle, N.Y. with message from Lawrence Spohr to John Joyce of White Plains Police Department.
    • Lawrence "Jim" Spohr was stationed at Fort Slocum on Davids Island in New Rochelle where he played in a band. Spohr was infatuated with Rose O'Toole of White Plains, whom he shot and killed as well as injured the man with her when he found them...
    • Spohr murder case, 1912

    • Spohr murder case, 1912
    • Postcard from Spohr to Charles and Margaret Campbell on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day 1911. "Erin go Bragh" and "Let Erin Remember" refer to the allegiance and support of Ireland. Literally translated " Ireland Until Eternity", Erin go Bragh is...
    • Lawrence "Jim" Spohr was stationed at Fort Slocum on Davids Island in New Rochelle where he played in a band. Spohr was infatuated with Rose O'Toole of White Plains, whom he shot and killed as well as injured the man with her when he found them...
    • Spohr murder case, 1912

    • Spohr murder case, 1912
    • Postcard depicting Officer's Row at Fort Slocum on Davids Island in New Rochelle, N.Y. with note to the Campbells from Spohr regarding his discussion about Rose O'Toole with John Joyce of the White Plains Police Department.
    • Lawrence "Jim" Spohr was stationed at Fort Slocum on Davids Island in New Rochelle where he played in a band. Spohr was infatuated with Rose O'Toole of White Plains, whom he shot and killed as well as injured the man with her when he found them...

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