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Inquiry Question

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Visual Evidence

Photo 2: The front of the Condon Bank after the attempted robbery.[Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Kansas State Historical Society)

This photo shows the entrance to the Condon Bank after the gun fight. According to the newspaper account, the citizens of Coffeyville "poured about 80 shots into the windows of Condon's bank" and the gang members shot back at least twice.

Questions for Photo 2

1. How many bullet holes can you find? Can you tell whether the shots were fired by the robbers or by the citizens? How?

2. Can you see the man inside the bank through the window? The newspaper said that people in the plaza could clearly see the robbers inside the bank. Why do you think none of the robbers was killed in the bank?

3. Why do you think newspapers all across the country printed this photo?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 2, but be aware that the file will take as much as 60 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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