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    [Lindbergh Kidnapping] Bruno Hauptmann Check Signed. Dated January 15, 1936, 8" x 3", American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, for $1 written and signed by Mark D. Yellow, attorney, and endorsed in blue ink on verso by Hauptmann. Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's son three months after this check was written. Fine.

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    The kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's twenty month old son, Charles Augustus, was known as the "Crime of the Century" because of the media attention. It occurred on the evening of March 1, 1932. After a $70,000 ransom was paid, the baby was not returned, but was found eleven days later beaten to death. Hauptmann, thought innocent by some, was executed for the crime in the electric chair in New Jersey in 1936. Stamped on verso, "For Deposit Only/ Mark O. Kimberling/ Principal Keeper."

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