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  • Subject is exactly "Crime Scenes"

Bland-Sewell murder, looking north on S. Orange Street, Media, Pa., at bridge over railroad

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8111.jpg
Date: 1898 (circa)
Pete Bland murdered Samuel Sewell near the Media Train Station on July 16, 1898. Bland was never apprehended. Plate very dark.

Interior room view 2

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-9081.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1900-1908
Possibly a crime scene.

Interior room view 2

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-9082.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1900-1908
Possibly a crime scene.

Room interior, possibly a crime scene

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-5913.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1908 (circa)
Potbelly stove; possibly a railroad ticket office; sign on wall mentions Pensylvania Railroad tours.

Scott-Harrison murder, front

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8124.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1900-1909

Scott-Harrison murder, interior

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8125.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1900-1909
Includes pot belly stove.

Scott-Harrison murder, rear

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8123.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1900-1909

Sharpless stable, interior

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-4209.jpg
Address: Not Known
Date: 1889 (circa)
John Sharpless was murdered in his stable in 1885. The case dragged on until 1889, and was the most sensational in Delaware County history up to that point. These may be Appleton's retrospective photos of the scene of the crime.

Watterson murder, "Rhoads & Geary"

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-5242-1.jpg
Date: 1895
Possibly a re-enactment of the Watterson murder. Rhodes and Geary were attorneys for the defendant, John Miller.

Watterson murder, "Rhoads & Geary"

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-5242-2.jpg
Date: 1895
Possibly a re-enactment of the Watterson murder. Rhodes and Geary were attorneys for the defendant, John Miller.

Watterson murder, "Rhoads & Geary"

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-5242-3.jpg
Date: 1895
Possibly a re-enactment of the Watterson murder. Rhodes and Geary were attorneys for the defendant, John Miller.

West-Allen murder, view of Weigand house front

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8177-2.jpg
Location: Chester (Pa.)
Date: 1902-03-08
Albert West was hanged in Media in April 1903.

West-Allen murder. View of Third Street looking east, Chester, Pa.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8177-1.jpg
Location: Chester (Pa.)
Date: 1902-03-08
Albert West was hanged in Media in April 1903.

West-Allen murder. View of Third Street west, Chester, Pa.

http://mediahistoricarchives.org/source/Appleton/AP-8177-5.jpg
Location: Chester (Pa.)
Date: 1902-03-08
Albert West was hanged in Media in April 1903. A trolley car is in the distance.