Heilman, recaptured after the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a rifle aimed at his blood spattered, half shaved head. His hand, wounded by gunshot, is wrapped in bloody rags; he sits holding it. The guard holding the gun wears mittens. A trash can and dresser flank the convict. Heilman was convicted of kidnapping Deputy District Attorney Fred Pferdesteller in Denver, 4/24/45.
Fold cracks on original are reproduced in photoprint.; Formerly F43514.; Hand-written on back of photoprint: Heilman. 1947.; Title supplied by cataloger.; R7100179240
1 copy photonegative ; 10 x 13 cm. (4 x 5 in.); 1 photoprint ; 28 x 21 cm. (10 x 8 in.)
Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Heilman, Richard F.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
Source: W. K. Patterson Mss. Collection
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