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    Photo Postcard of Dead Bank Robber, 1911. On July 31, 1911, three armed, masked men entered the First National Bank of Harlem, Montana, and proceeded to rob it. When one of the robbers accidentally discharged his weapon, the town Marshall showed up and engaged the robbers in a gunfight. Although two of the thieves escaped, the man holding the money - approximately $10,000 in gold and cash - was killed by the Marshall and put on display for townsfolk and photographers. He is shown here on what appears to be a doctor's examination couch, with a raised back. Postcard image measures 5.5" x 3.25". Penned on verso: "Aug 3rd, 1911. This man at Harlem Bank Robbery died from Gun shot wound by City marshall. J.J. Murphy." From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition: Postcard bears several light to moderate creases; wear at corners. Good.

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