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This snapshot was in an album that I purchased at a recent estate sale in Alabama. I am guessing this was taken in Spokane Washington since the newspaper on the settee is the Spokane Daily Chronicle. The film was processed in 1957. The headline on the paper reads "Spokane Slayer, 17, Gets 30 Years". View full size.