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Dalton gang

Dalton gang
Creator: Tackett
Date: October 5, 1892
A picture of the Dalton Gang after a bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas. On October 5, 1892, the three Dalton brothers, Bob, Grot, and Emmett, with Tim Evans and Dick Broadwell, rode into Coffeyville where they robbed the town's two banks of nearly $25,000 before being ambushed by angry town citizens. Warned of the Dalton Gang's plans, townspeople opened fire on the gang, killing four members and wounding Emmett. Four Coffeyville citizens also lost their lives in the gun battle. Emmett Dalton was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in this crime. He was pardoned after serving 14 years.


Dalton Gang, Coffeyville, Kansas

Dalton Gang, Coffeyville, Kansas
Date: October 5, 1892
A postmortem photograph of Dalton Gang members Tim Evans, Bob Dalton, Grot Dalton, and Dick Broadwell after they were killed trying to escape an attempted robbery of the C. M. Condon and Company Bank in Coffeyville, Kansas, on October 5, 1892. Emmett Dalton, shown to the left of the deceased, was wounded and later sentenced to life imprisonment. The small boy whose face is shown peering through a hole in the wooden fence is identified as Ray H. Clark. This photograph was taken by John Tackett, who owned a photography studio in Coffeyville. Tackett later collaborated with Emmett Dalton and wrote, filmed, produced, and distributed a movie about the famous raid that starred Dalton. Tackett later owned and operated the Midland Theater in Coffeyville.


Emmett Dalton

Emmett Dalton
Date: 1892
Two prison photographs of Emmett Dalton, 1871-1937, with his inmate number 6472. Dalton was a member of the Dalton gang and was sentenced to prison for his part in the attempted robbery of the C. M. Condon and Company Bank in Coffeyville, Kansas on October 5, 1892. Four Dalton gang members, including brothers Bob and Grat Dalton, were shot and killed as they tried to escape.


Emmett Dalton

Emmett Dalton
Date: Between 1892 and 1893
Two prison photographs of Emmett Dalton, 1871-1937, with his inmate number 6472. Dalton was a member of the Dalton gang and was sentenced to prison for his part in the attempted robbery of the C. M. Condon and Company Bank in Coffeyville, Kansas, on October 5, 1892. Four Dalton gang members, including brothers Bob and Grat Dalton, were shot and killed as they tried to escape.


Emmett Dalton

Emmett Dalton
Date: Between 1918 and 1925
An autographed portrait of Emmett Dalton, inscribed "To my good friend Mr. Jay E. House, Sincerely Emmett Dalton". On October 5, 1892, Emmett Dalton and the Dalton Gang rode into Coffeyville, Kansas, and robbed the banks of nearly $25,000. Citizens shot and killed four gang members, and Emmett Dalton was badly wounded, captured, tried, and sentenced to life in the Kansas State Penitentiary. He was pardoned after serving fourteen years. After being released, Emmett Dalton moved to California and became an author and actor.


E. P. Lamborn correspondence and research papers

E. P. Lamborn correspondence and research papers
Creator: Lamborn, E. P. (Edward Parker), 1890-1978
Date: 1915-1965
This collection reflects E. P. Lamborn's life long interest in crime, criminals and law officers. E. P. Lamborn was an amateur historian and collector of sources on crime and criminals of the Middle West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His interests ranged from bandits, peace officers, famous detectives, and buffalo hunters. The Correspondence and Research section, presented here, contains much information on these topics from friends, relatives, companies, law officers, etc., who had some connection or dealings with these individuals. The arrangement for this section, generally, is alphabetical by last name of the correspondent. A detailed, searchable calendar of correspondents is available by clicking on "Text Version" below or by accessing the full collection finding aid in the link below. A transcription of this correspondence is not yet available. This series comprises boxes 2 and 3 of the E. P. Lamborn collection. You can find individual items in the order they are described in the "calendar of correspondents" by using the page selection feature available when you are looking at a full sized page image.


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