Resolution commending the Brooklyn police for apprehending a murderer
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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The certificate was printed by Kensington Art Studies, Brooklyn, New York. The police officers commended were involved in the apprehension of Charles McElvaine, the first man to be publically executed in the electric chair. Edison's design was faulty, and McElvaine's death was gruesome, thus intensifiying the debate over capital punishment.
This highly-decorated certificate commemorates Brooklyn police officers involved in the apprehension of Charles McElvaine, the murderer of Christian W. Luca. It was printed by Kensington Art Studio in Brooklyn.
The commemorative card is single item.
Resolution commending the Brooklyn police for apprehending a murderer was purchased by Special Collections, Haverford College in 2015 from The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Processed by Sarah Horowitz; completed September, 2016.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Sarah Horowitz
- Finding Aid Date
- September, 2016
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).