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Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial, James R. Page
Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial, James R. Page
TitleBennett Bridge Game Murder Trial, James R. Page
DescriptionJames R. Page, county prosecutor, presents his case before the jury at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.
DateFebruary or March 1931
PhotographerGeorge Cauthen
NotesMarch 6, 1931, "Kansas City Journal-Post" features a photo of George Cauthen with this caption: "George Cauthen, Journal-Post photographer, who was cursed and struck by former Sen. James A. Reed last night after he had taken a picture in the criminal court room where the Bennett trial was held. Cauthen, who is 30 years old, made no attempt to strike back at Reed, who is 69." It is assumed from this that Cauthen was the photographer of the photographs of the Bennett trial.
Item TypeGlass negative, b/w, 4 x 5 in.
CollectionZeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives (P29)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36855
LocationP29, Box 18, Folder 37, #8 (print)
See AlsoMVSC Compilation: Bennett Bridge Game Murder
"The Devil's Tickets," Gary M. Pomerantz [MVSC BROWSING 364.152 P78D].
SubjectJudicial proceedings
Courtrooms
Bridge (Game)
Local SubjectBennett, John G.
Bennett, Myrtle
Reed, James A.
Latshaw, Ralph S.
Murders
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode10015714
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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