The Handwriting Evidence in the lindbergh-Hauptman Case

By: Clark Sellers

Price: $275.00

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Folio [11”x15”], six large photographic facsimiles plus forward. B/w facsimiles of the handwriting evidence in the Charles Lindbergh Child kidnapping Case and subsequent trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann in January 1935. This folio was compiled Clark Sellers, one of the eight handwriting experts in the famous trial and later President of the Society of Questioned Documents Examiners. Sellers apparently made copies of his typed opinion and several of the photographic exhibits to send to potential clients. This copy has the name of Albert D. Barnes on the front cover, with inked notation of a Ventura California address below. The folio appears to be 1936-37 and is prefaced by a single page printed sheet ”Compliments of Clark Sellers, Los Angeles. ” Six photographic facsimiles contain his typed opinion and some of the photographic handwriting evidence. Sellers later wrote a more thorough article in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Spring 1937. Folder approx. 12”x14”, with the interior slightly smaller. Condition is very good overall with some damp-staining at the lower left corner from the linen binding edges, which are beginning to separate at lower edge but till intact. Moderate wear to covers. We are aware of only one other copy and it lacked one of the plates; none in OCLC.

Title: The Handwriting Evidence in the lindbergh-Hauptman Case

Author Name: Clark Sellers

Categories: Not a Book - Eclectic Stuff, Crime & Detective, Photography, Unusual, Eclectic & Bizarre.,

Publisher: Los Angeles, Clark Sellers: 1936

Item: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: k200312n

Keywords: crime, kidnapping, photography, lindbergh, handwriting, criminology