Fanny and Lizzie Adams and Minnie Walker went to play in the Flood Meadows. Along the path, they encountered Frederick Baker (a respected man) who gave them money to buy sweets. Suddenly he grabbed Fanny and ran off with her. Hours later, the townfolk of Alton went to search for her in the hop garden and found Fanny's head stuck on two poles. One ear had been cut off, both eyes gouged out, and she had been cut from mouth to ear and across her temple. Her body parts were strewn all over the hop garden. Her arms and legs cut off and she was disemboweled. Her heart, sternum and vagina were never found. The child's murderer was found guilty and hung.
Decorated, antique box measures 8"W x 5-3/4"D x 4-1/2"H. Contents include: antique doll marking Fanny's injuries, CDV portrait of Frederick Baker, miniature newspaper clippings about murder and trial, small wallet police found with a journal quote, bottle of cemetery dirt and a bottle of dried grave flowers.
One of a Kind by D.L. Marian
Price...$265 + S/H
October 24, 1890 neighbors heard screaming and banging around 4pm. That evening, Phoebe Hogg's body was found in a Hampstead trash heap. Her skull was crushed and head nearly severed. A black, bloody pram was found a mile away. 18 month old Tiggie's body discovered in Finchley. Mrs Pearcey had been pushing the pram around London after dark. She was mid-wife to Mrs Hogg and mistress to Mr Hogg. Blood on the walls and ceiling of her home, as well as, blood on a fireplace poker and knife, assured Mary Pearcey a date with the hangman.
This decorated 7" x 5" x 3" box contains a portrait of Mary Pearcey, numerous small scale newspaper clippings about the murders, a bloody locket with pic of Mrs Hogg and a miniature, black pram with the dead bodies of Tiggie and Mrs Hogg.