Image ID
DN-0082108
Headline
Weiss murder case with Ben Jacobs sitting and leaning forward, with his bandaged leg extended in a police station, holding crutches
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-0082108, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Max Pixels - Height
3002
Max Pixels - Width
2386
KEYWORDS
Chicago (Ill.)
police
policemen
1960.784
Jacobs, Ben
Earl Hymie Weiss Murder Case, Chicago, Ill., 1926
1920-1929
Dry plate negatives
Gelatin dry plate negatives
DN-0082108
weiss murder case with ben jacobs sitting and leaning forward with his bandaged leg extended in a police station holding crutches

Full-length portrait of Ben Jacobs of the Weiss murder case sitting and leaning forward in a room in a police station in Chicago, Illinois, for an inquest. Jacobs leg is bandaged and he is holding two crutches. A policeman and a man wearing a suit are standing in the background. 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.

Full-length portrait of Ben Jacobs of the Weiss murder case sitting and leaning forward in a room in a police station in Chicago, Illinois, for an inquest. Jacobs leg is bandaged and he is holding two crutches. A policeman and a man wearing a suit are standing in the background. 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.