A wanted poster issued for Bonnie and Clyde by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Division of Investigation, one page, quarto, May 21, 1934. The poster bears a photo of the pair in front of their car and gives their physical descriptions, names of relatives, and criminal records. The murderous duo is wanted for car theft in Dallas.
Two days after this warrant was issued, on May 23rd, 1934, Barrow and Parker, in their stolen Ford V8, were roaring along a rural road in Bienville Paris, Louisiana, when a posse of four Texas officers and two Louisiana officers, lying in ambush (and about to give up), shot them dead.
With her glamor girl looks, Bonnie Parker set a new standard for gangster molls. The gang, and especially Bonnie and Clyde, captured the attention of a Great Depression public happy to be diverted from their hardships by sensational newspaper stories of the murderous mayhem the pair was wrecking across the central United States. Their small-scale thefts and needless killings turned into a folkloric criminal career which reached its zenith when it was taken over by Hollywood in Arthur Penn’s 1967 film, “Bonnie and Clyde.”
Framed (with a deep red outer mat and a cream inner mat in a gold frame) dimensions: 13 5/8 inches wide by 14 inches high.
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