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

An account of the life of Eugene Aram who was found the jury to have murdered Daniel Clark, and was executed for the crime. This is an account of his life of as a schoolmaster and of the trial where he disputed the evidence against him.


This is an image of murder Thomas Hunter killing children. He was executed for his crimes in 1700. This image comes from the Newgate Calendar, a magazine that released stories about murders.

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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'.

The suicidal mother murdered her child in order to be executed. She did so in order to avoid the stigma of committing suicide.

Image of the gibbet cage of John Breads. Breads's body was placed in the metal cage after he had committed murder, in order to warn the public. Breads' body was the last to be held in the town gibbet.

Gathering of multiple exhibits focused on murder and law

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A neoclassical painting of a man writing a letter as he was murdered and left for dead.
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