December 15, 2013 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


Reimund Holzhey, "Black Bart of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan," Mugshot

Silver gelatin print on the mount of J.H. Taylor, Republic, Michigan, trimmed to 3.5 x 5.75 in. overall.  Inked Holzhey / Bandit and with reproduction instructions including 7AM Tue / State.  Verso marked with similar notes and stamp dated Dec 30, 1922.

Reimund Holzhey, "The Black Bart of the Upper Peninsula", terrorized Northern Michigan for five months in 1889.  He was responsible for the last stagecoach robbery east of the Mississippi, on August 26, 1889, in Gogebic County, during which he killed two passengers.  Holzhey was arrested three days later, but escaped within a month, was recaptured, and served 23 years in prison.

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