vintage everyday: Dummy head used by John Anglin to fool prison guards, Alcatraz. 1962
Dummy head used by John Anglin to fool prison guards, Alcatraz, 1962
John Anglin Wanted Poster FBI wanted poster for John Anglin, one of the 1962 escapees.
Alcatraz escapees' family convinced brothers alive
A wanted poster for renowned Alcatraz escappe Clarence Anglin. Anglin, along with his brother John Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz on June 11, 1962. They remain unaccounted for. Photo: -, U.S. Department Of Justice
50 years after 'Escape from Alcatraz' prison break, sisters of inmates believe they made it to freedom
John Anglin showing in his younger and projected older self, a combination handout photo from U.S. Department of Justice.
Alcatraz escape still surprises, 50 years on
Those who ran Alcatraz liked to say nobody ever escaped alive. But that hasn't stopped US marshals from continuing the search for three men who made it off the island 50 years ago. According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay. There are plenty of people who think they did make it ashore and have been in hiding ever since.
On this day – June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
John Anglin's Fake Head Probably made by John Anglin c 1962 The Anglin Brothers, Frank Morris and Allen Clayton West made fake heads of cotton, soap and human hair. They placed the painted heads in their beds to cover their escape in 1962. Cotton, soap, paint, human hair. L 23, W 21, H 14 cm
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Dummy head used by John Anglin to fool prison guards while he and two other convicts escaped Alcatraz. 1962.