Seattle. 1925. Small broadside, 10 1/2 x 7 inches. Previously folded. A few chips and small tears where previously adhered. Contemporary ink stamp. Good plus. Item #WRCAM52863
Wanted poster offering a fifty dollar reward for a prisoner, M.W. Woods, who escaped from the custody of U.S. Marshals near Seattle in 1925. Woods, "Escaped from U.S. Marshall, Western District of Washington on morning of Oct. 17th 1925, by jumping from Santa Fe train to Peabody, Kansas, while being transferred from Seattle, Washington to Houston, Texas." The fugitive, a "Mexican pottery exporter... is ordinarily a good dresser; of genial personality, and is a smooth and plausible talker." With a photographic reproduction of Woods' mugshot.