• Collection ID DN-0064466
  • Creator Names Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer.
  • Title [Coppersmith murder case, Russell Pethrick, accused murderer, sitting in an Englewood police station, with legs crossed] [graphic].
  • Dates [1915 May 17]
  • Physical description 1 negative : b&w, glass ; 4 x 5 in.
  • Access and usage restrictions Restriction: Original negatives are fragile and not available to researchers. Please consult the on-line image instead.
  • Collection summary Three-quarter length portrait, with legs crossed, of Russell Pethrick sitting in a police station in the Englewood community area of Chicago, Illinois. Pethrick was the accused murderer of Mrs. Ella Coppersmith and her infant son, John L. Coppersmith, on May 6, 1915. Pethrick said he killed Mrs. Coppersmith after a quarrel about payment for the meat he had delivered.
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  • Names
    • Pethrick, Russell.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Police Department.
  • Subjects
    • Coppersmith murder case, Chicago, Ill., 1915.
    • Coppersmith murder case, Chicago, Ill. 1915.
    • Homicides Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Police stations Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Englewood (Chicago, Ill.) 1910-1919.
    • Chicago (Ill.) 1910-1919.
  • Genre
    • Portraits. gmgpc
    • Dry plate negatives. gmgpc
    • Gelatin dry plate negatives. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
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