Fantastic archive of material related to Jack Ruby and the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, highlighted by an original Ruby fingerprint card from the investigation. The fingerprint card is filled out in type and signed in black ballpoint, “Jack Ruby,” one page both sides, 8 x 8, November 25, 1963. The front of the card lists his personal and identifying information, including his name, “Ruby, Jack Lyon”; alias, “Rubenstein, Jack Lyon”; his Sheriff’s Department file number, “129175”; and amputation, “left index AMP 2d Jnt 1952.” The lower portion contains the original ink prints of all fingers and thumbs individually (except the amputated left index finger), as well as all nine prints taken simultaneously. The reverse lists his arrest information, including the date arrested, “11/25/63,” and charges or offense, “Murder with Malice.” Also present are two original small glossy booking photos of Ruby, one showing him standing up and the other a mugshot of his face and profile. The rest of the archive comprises 18 original period photos, including one of the sheriff’s office in the jail on the day Ruby was arrested, several of Ruby’s trial, and many of the Texas School Book Depository; some photocopied documentation from the trial is also included. In overall fine condition, and accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from James Cron. An absolutely outstanding collection of the utmost historical importance.
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