Mrs. Lindberg, after the Abduction of her Son
Vintage gelatin-silver with period overpainting, ca. 1933. Dimensions 7 x 5 inches (17x13 cm). Copyright stamp for Keystone, Paris, backstamp for Le Petit Parisien, handwritten and typescript notations indicating "Mrs. Lindberg... Her first [public appearance?] since the abduction... "
Created for use in a somewhat lurid publication "Le Petit Parisien" during the 1930s, images such as this reflect popular fascination with criminality and its victims.