Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
Sunday, May 4th, 1913
At the top is a sketch made by Henderson from the last photograph taken of little Mary Phagan, the 14-year-old girl of tragedy. Below is a photograph of her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Coleman, and her sister, Miss Ollie Phagan. The other picture was taken at the funeral.
Could you walk for hours in the heart of Atlanta without seeing a person you know?
What did Atlanta detectives do to keep murderer from “planting” evidence against suspects?
Are all the men who have been held as suspects marked men for the rest of their lives as the result of a caprice of circumstance?
This not the story of Mary Phagan. It is a story about the story of Mary Phagan.
All of the story of little Mary Phagan that can be learned has been told simply and without further sensation than the facts themselves afforded in the columns of The Atlanta Constitution from the time of this paper’s exclusive story of the grewsome discovery of the girl’s body last Sunday morning. It is, therefore, not for this story to shed light on the case, but merely to point out and discuss a few of the extraordinary phases of the most extraordinary case that has ever shocked a city. Continue Reading →