Criminal Card

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Criminal Card, Fall River Police Department, Fall River, Massachusetts, 1923, depicting Mary McCue. Gelatin silver print, unidentified photographer; mount published by Yawman & Erbe Manufacturing Company, Rochester, New York.

McCue was arrested on October 27, 1923, and charged with “Larceny 2 counts.” A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, the forty-year-old prisoner carried 220 pounds on her “5′-7 ¼” frame; she was employed as a “Sales Lady” and a “Demonstrator for Ponds Digestans,” a then-popular remedy for indigestion.

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