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A line art portrait of two women of the Gilded Age, one in profile with long flowing hair, and the other facing forward.

Dementia Americana

Episode #92

2018-06-01 12:25:37

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This episode picks up where Episode 91 left off. We suggest you listen to them in order.

The early 20th century’s biggest murder trial, and a particular brand of “madness.”

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For more information, check out Paula Uruburu’s book, American Eve.

Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom during Harry Thaw’s trial, but Boston Globe photographer E.E. Bond snuck in a special camera, hidden in his vest and operated with a watch chain. Thanks to our friends at the Boston Public Library for allowing us to share these rare photos.

A photograph of Harry Thaw's trial.

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, E. E. Bond Collection.

 

A photograph of Harry Thaw's trial.

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, E. E. Bond Collection.

 

A photograph of Harry Thaw's trial.

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, E. E. Bond Collection.

 

A photograph of Harry Thaw's trial.

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, E. E. Bond Collection.