Notes: The subject of this photograph, Bossie Francis was wanted for a brutal murder of a white woman in Missouri. He had somehow managed to escape to Johnston County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), where, he was shot and killed by a local sheriff while resisting arrest for some other, unrelated offense. He was buried by the county and nothing more was thought of it, until someone heard that there was a $2500 reward for his capture. The body was then ordered to be exhumed and this photo sent by the Missouri authorities to the Indian Territory sheriff to properly identify the body. The case was heavily covered by the Western press.
Sept 1, 1901