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26402261.pdf
Gathering of multiple exhibits focused on murder and law

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This is the title page of the bookWest Port Murderswhich is said to be an true account of the Burke and Hare Murders, spefcifically the trial and execution of Burke. The site also has the remainer of the book for public view.

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This is an image of the brain of Charles J Guiteau who shot president Garfield in 1881. With this specimen, you can see a real life "guilty mind." Guiteau was hung in 1882 where his brain was saved. Experts of the time said that the lob-sidedness or…

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Act 1 scene 4 king Richard III, Burke and Hare debating murder, No 5 of second series, Noxiana series of satires

murderer painting.jpg
Black and white painting of a man standing over dismembered body and putting it into a fire.

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From the National Maritime Museum - Double barrelled shotgun owned by the Sultan of Witu in case (see AAA2541.1). There is a more detailed description of this shotgun contained within the "Notebook" field within the "Mail" icon.

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A picture depicting the branding of Joseph Relph as punishment for his crime and as identification to deny the criminal benefits. Joesph Relph was convicted for manslaughter and was branded with an 'M'.

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William Burke is depicted in his prison cell shacked to the floor by heavy iron chains . He is wearing a frock coat, cravat and trousers. He is standing with his hands clasped. The printed title is Burke, the Murderer!!, below this in italics 'Drawn…

Death Mask of William Burke.jpg
A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…

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This image shows some of the most remarkable trials from 1700 to 1764.
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