Lot 2025: Raymond Hamilton Set of (3) Original Vintage Photographs
24th June 2017
Three vintage glossy photos of Barrow Gang member Raymond Hamilton, who by the time he was 21 years old had accumulated a prison sentence of 362 years; he was executed by electric chair on May 10, 1935, at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Two 8 x 10 photographs show an incarcerated Hamilton in striped prison uniform, one of him sitting next to Chief Deputy James 'Billy' Decker, and the other sitting with his mother on April 5, 1935; reverse of both photos bear photography credit stamps for Denny Hayes of the Dallas Times Herald. The third photograph, 7 x 8.5, portrays Hamilton in a full-length pose, wearing a trench coat and standing with another gentleman. The photo is blindstamped in the upper right corner, "State Dept. of Public Safety, Bureau of Identification, Lansing, Mich." In overall fine condition, with a couple of tiny edge tears.
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