Annals of Crime #89


Original Caption:

Their Last Goodbye

Washington -- John McHenry, the young murderer condemned to hang for a double murder, kisses his mother goodbye. She visited the jail at Washington and then called at the White House, seeking the President's aid to save her boy (1922)

4 comments:

marietta said...

It is intolerable to see,wenn the mother,try to hold constant her son by his shirt.Absolutely depressing.

jim smith said...

He's real name was George Rice. Harding said no to a commutation. Rice (alias Mc Henry)killed two men including a cop. At the end they were appealing to Harding just for a stay so a new appeal could be put together. Don't know if Rice got the stay.

Kreisler said...

And President Harding's response was....

marietta said...

This picture is so absolutely shattering,it makes me sic.i never h
ave see so a sad foto it hurts me.