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“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