“The Line Is Busy”; Excelsior Music; Star (Orig.); Publication date: 1940-08-23
PM, August 23, 1940, Exclusive Photo by Weegee
Masked, Armed Bandits Rob Manhattan Mail Train
Mail Clerk Brooks Hall waiting for police to saw away handcuffs clamped on by bandits.
“Mail Order Woman”; Jack Dupree; Dupree; Burkes; King (4938); 1955
Rome, NY, August 24, 1940
Train Robbers Shackle Mail Clerk
Brooks Hall (center) railway mail clerk on a New York Central train held up by six gunmen at the Marble Hill station in New York City, was shackled to an iron post in the mail car, along with his companion. The robbers escaped with a mail pouch which they apparently thought carried money shipments but which postal authorities said carried nothing of value.
“Kaycee On My Mind”; Pete Johnson; Dave Dexter; Decca (3384 B); August 23, 1940
Albany, August 24, 1940 (Associated Press Photo)
Shackled by Train Robbers
“Blues On The Down Beat”; Pete Johnson; Decca (3384A), August 23, 1940