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Virginia Ornmark, Gun Girl

Date 1944
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.1 x 19.1 cm)
Paper: 10 x 8 1/8 in. (25.4 x 20.6 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-Gelatin silver

Nineteen-year old Virginia Ornmark wanted to be part of New York City's underworld and made friends with Fred Schmidt, the twenty-four-year-old leader of the "shirtsleeve bandits." Ornmark pleaded guilty to transporting pistols used by the gang to murder a man during a lingerie shop burglary and was sentenced to serve three years for her role in the crime.


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Credit line

Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993

Feedback Accession No. 14008.1993