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Fugitive From A Chain Gang

BURNS, Robert E
.  (1892-1955).  A World War 1 veteran he was convicted of armed robbery of a grocery store netting him $5.80. He was sentenced to 6-10 years of hard labor. He was imprisoned in Georgia. He escaped  got caught and was imprisoned once again. Again he escaped and became a fugitive. His 1932 book “I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang” was published. It exposed the cruelty and injustice of the chain-gang system. A movie was made starring Paul Muni based on Burns’ book.  Burns for years had an interesting exhibit of chain-gang life at the world famous Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Souvenir postcard depicting Robert Burns. Signed in ink: “Best Wishes Robert E. Burns.”  Few minor creases otherwise in fine condition................$37.50





Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com