CDV Mugshot of Harry "Diamond Harry" Ward, circa 1887

CDV mugshot of Harry Ward in coat and bowler hat. N.p., 1887. The partly-printed verso is completed in manuscript with Ward's details, noting that his Alias is "Diamond Harry," his Crime is "Sneak Theif," and his occupation as "Rail Road Porter." The card reports his date of arrest as Feb. 23, 1887, by offers Dwyer and Connors. The papers reported the arrest widely, with at least 20 papers publishing the following report from May 9, 1887: "Chicago, May 9 - A mulatto named Harry Ward, alias "Diamond Harry" who has been under surveillance for several days was arrested last night. he had just pawned a $1,500 diamond ring for a trifling sum and had on his person several hundred dollars worth of other jewelry, supposed to have been stolen. The police suspect Ward of being concerned in the recent diamond robberies at Washington, New York and Albany." A Harry Ward is listed in the McNeil Island, Washington Federal Penitentiary with a sentencing date of May 24, 1887. Though some of Ward's physical descriptions vary, this could possibly be the same Ward. 

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