Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Milwaukee Counterfeiters, 1908-09

July 2012 Contents
Feature Article

Counterfeiters Captured
in Milwaukee, 1908-09
By Joshua R. Henze

"Defendant Carlo Zarcone rose from his chair in the third-floor U.S. District Courtroom of Milwaukee’s Federal Building, 161 Wisconsin Street. It was noon on January 14, 1909, and Zarcone was about to be sentenced on a counterfeiting conviction. The Sicilian immigrant must have been intimidated by his surroundings. The room’s two-story-high walls were adorned with carved oak panels and Romanesque arches stood over the doors, the windows and the judge’s bench..."

Fifteen pages including six pages of notes and nine photographs.

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