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This 22-inch-tall wood and cloth figure, affectionately known as "Flatty" Ingram, was made by prisoners in the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing, probably between 1910 and 1920. The wooden head was carved to resemble the real-life repeat Lansing inmate Mike Ryan, alias William "Flatty" Ingram. "Flatty" was made by the prisoners as a humorous gift for Bedford Wood, a career police officer from Wichita, Ryan's hometown.

Date: between 1910 and 1920

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Item Number: 209930
KSHS Identifier: 1972.153.1

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