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Maggie Keppel Maggie Keppel

Brooklyn Police Department1868/1868

Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation

Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation
Pleasantville, United States

On a hot summer day in 1882, Maggie Keppel posed for this photo… not at Brooklyn’s famous Pearsall studio but at the Police Department after she’d been arrested for kidnapping. On August 28, three-year-old Lizzie Selden vanished from the stoop of her Brooklyn Heights home. All of Brooklyn joined the police hunt for the girl. Three days later, Detective Shaugnessey dragged the woman and toddler into the Fourth Precinct Station. He’d found Lizzie Selden in Keppel’s home. The detective found no motive, except that Keppel wanted badly to have a child.

On a hot summer day in 1882, Maggie Keppel posed for this photo… not at Brooklyn’s famous Pearsall studio but at the Police Department after she’d been arrested for kidnapping. On August 28, three-year-old Lizzie Selden vanished from the stoop of her Brooklyn Heights home. All of Brooklyn joined the police hunt for the girl. Three days later, Detective Shaugnessey dragged the woman and toddler into the Fourth Precinct Station. He’d found Lizzie Selden in Keppel’s home. The detective found no motive, except that Keppel wanted badly to have a child.

Details

  • Title: Maggie Keppel Maggie Keppel
  • Creator: Brooklyn Police Department, Brooklyn Police Department
  • Date: 1868/1868, 1868/1868
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn, New York
  • Physical Dimensions: Carte-de-visite (albumen), 4" x 2 1/2", Carte-de-visite (albumen), 4" x 2 1/2"
  • Provenance: The Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation, The Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation
  • Subject Keywords: Kidnapper, Kidnapper
  • Type: Photograph, Photograph

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