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RR Autograph Auction John Dillinger Letter

Letter Written by John Dillinger while in the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City

ALS, in pencil, signed “John Dillinger #14395,” one page, 7.75 x 3.75, no date [but circa 1929–1933]. Letter written while in the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City, to prison assistant superintendent. H. W. Waymire. In full: “I am working in the shirt shop and the work is hard on my eyes and I would like to get transferred to the foundry #4 or Machine shop if possible. I will certainly appreciate it very much if you will do what you can for me.” Double matted and framed with a typed note stating Dillinger, “wants a transfer to the foundry from the shirt shop says the shirt shop is hard on his eyes,” an original 1934 US Justice Department wanted poster and a portrait of Dillinger holding a pistol and a Tommy gun, to an overall size of 28.5 x 14.25 Several vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, two punch holes and a staple hole to top edge, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition.

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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in John Dillinger


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