Posts tagged "Herman Webster Mudgett"

All Chicago Library Branches closed May 7th for H.H. Holmes Execution Day!

All Chicago Library Branches closed May 7th for H.H. Holmes Execution Day!
Well officially it is closed for a “staff training” day but we lovers of strange Chicago history know better! Born Herman Webster Mudgett and made a household name by Erik Larson’s Book “The Devil in The White City”, he graduated from the University of Michigan College of Medicine in 1884 and thereafter moved to Chicago... Read more »

Bloodstains on Audio Book – The voice of The Devil

Bloodstains on Audio Book – The voice of The Devil
As many of my readers have gathered over the years in addition to the ghost lore and legends of Chicago, one of my favorite topics is the 1893 Columbian Exposition.  Add to that fact that I am a former criminal investigator, historian and genealogist and you can see why I was so fascinated by the... Read more »

120 year old artifact hand-signed by "The Devil in The White City" (Article 3 in a series)

120 year old artifact hand-signed by "The Devil in The White City" (Article 3 in a series)
Series:  Remnants of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago   See Article 1 in the series here : The Columbus Statue and The Cold Storage Building Fire, July 10, 1893   See Article 2 in the series here:  Carved Wooden Panels from 1893 Columbian Exposition back together again!   I am not completely sure... Read more »
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120 year old artifact hand-signed by "The Devil in The White City"

Various images showing a promissory note hand-signed on the reverse by Herman Webster Mudgett (a.k.a. H.H. Holmes) which was part of a lawsuit between Holmes and one of his later confirmed victims, Julia Connor. View the entire article here