[Photograph 2012.201.B1357.0388]

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Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Madeline Webb during a recess in the New York murder trial which sent her to prison in 1942. Her lover (Eli Shonbrun) and another man (John Cullen) were electrocuted for the strangulation of a wealthy woman they had robbed and gagged. They, and Madeline, maintained that she was innocent, but the jury convicted her and she was sentenced to prison for the rest of her "natural life."

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Associated Press May 10, 1942.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B1357.0388]
  • Added Title: End And Beginning

Description

Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Madeline Webb during a recess in the New York murder trial which sent her to prison in 1942. Her lover (Eli Shonbrun) and another man (John Cullen) were electrocuted for the strangulation of a wealthy woman they had robbed and gagged. They, and Madeline, maintained that she was innocent, but the jury convicted her and she was sentenced to prison for the rest of her "natural life."

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PublishDate: O-07-18-56

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • "End And Beginning", Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 18, 1956

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • May 10, 1942

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  • June 22, 2015, 11:58 a.m.

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  • Sept. 26, 2016, 6:05 p.m.

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Associated Press. [Photograph 2012.201.B1357.0388], photograph, May 10, 1942; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc642779/: accessed September 23, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.