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Blanche Simms Killed White Fireman in Harlem

Date 1938
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 8 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (21.3 x 16.8 cm)
Paper: 9 x 7 1/16 in. (22.9 x 17.9 cm)
Mat: 17 x 14 in. (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
Framed: 17 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (44.8 x 37.1 cm)
Print medium Photo-print

Blanche Reid, alias Blanche Simms, was found guilty of stabbing Frederick J. Supanic in Harlem. Supanic had been drinking and twenty-nine-year-old Simms claimed that the thirty-year-old firefighter had pulled a knife on her first. Simms was sentenced to ten to twenty years for the murder.


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Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993

Feedback Accession No. 14083.1993