Image ID
DN-0082107
Headline
Weiss murder case with Ben Jacobs sitting in a police station for an inquest, looking to left of the camera
Date Depicted
1926
Date Created
1926
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Credit Line
DN-0082107, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, Chicago Historical Society
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Horizon Bib. No.
128525
Max Pixels - Height
500
Max Pixels - Width
403
KEYWORDS
Jacobs, Ben



Earl Hymie Weiss Murder Case, Chicago, Ill., 1926.
Chicago (Ill.)--1920-1929.
Dry plate negatives.--gmgpc
Gelatin dry plate negatives.--aat


United StatesIllinoisCook CountyChicago.
weiss murder case with ben jacobs sitting in a police station for an inquest looking to left of the camera

Half-length portrait of Ben Jacobs of the Weiss murder case sitting in a room in a police station in Chicago, Illinois, for an inquest. Jacobs is looking to the left of the camera, and a crutch is lying next to him. Earl Weiss and Patrick Murray, both bootleggers, were killed while walking with attorney W. W. O'Brien, who was wounded. Jacobs, Weiss' bodyguard, and Samuel Peller were wounded as well. Jacobs and Peller were brought in because they were present at the shooting.

Half-length portrait of Ben Jacobs of the Weiss murder case sitting in a room in a police station in Chicago, Illinois, for an inquest. Jacobs is looking to the left of the camera, and a crutch is lying next to him. Earl Weiss and Patrick Murray, both bootleggers, were killed while walking with attorney W. W. O'Brien, who was wounded. Jacobs, Weiss' bodyguard, and Samuel Peller were wounded as well. Jacobs and Peller were brought in because they were present at the shooting.