Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York

A Love Affair with a Landmark in Manhattan: An Arresting Drama in Greenwich Village. [Opinions expressed are the views of OLD JEFF unless attributed to other - - potentially less-reliable - - sources, i.e., newcomers who have not been around since 1832 on Sixth Avenue.]

Monday, February 27, 2006

The Pleasant Fiction of Presumed Innocence

Spotlight is on this title:
• • Arthur Train's book COURTS AND CRIMINALS
[NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922]

• • This 305-page hardcover features b/w photographs of court scenes. There is a wonderful b/w photo used us a Frontispiece: a scene inside the Jefferson Market Police Court, New York. Other pictures show Harry K. Thaw at "The Trial of the Century," etc. Arthur Train's nonfiction account begins with "The Pleasant Fiction of the Presumption of Innocence," and proceeds through such topics as Detectives who Detect, Women in the Courts, Tricks of the Trade, The Mala Vita in America, and more.
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