In Trial of Mrs. Margaret Howard, for the murder of Miss Mary Ellen Smith (Cincinnati, 1849), title vignette., Mrs. Margaret Howard was tried for stabbing her husband’s mistress to death; she was acquitted on grounds of insanity., Bust-length portrait of the murderess, wearing a bonnet or head scarf.
Waist-length portrait of Mrs. Cunningham, seated., In Frank Leslie’s illustrated newspaper, vol. 3, no. 63 (Feb. 27, 1857), p. 192., Mrs. Emma Augusta Cunningham was accused of murdering Dr. Harvey Burdell, a wealthy dentist from whom she rented a suite of rooms and with whom she was romantically involved. The murder and subsequent trial caused a media frenzy and, though she was ultimately acquitted of the crime, her innocence came into question when it was found that she was neither married to Burdell nor pregnant with his child, as she initially claimed. The murder remains unsolved.
In Tragic almanac 1843 (New York, 1842), p. ., According to the accompanying article, Miss Hamlin (aka Miss Goodrich) killed Mr. Ewing in a theater in Mobile, Alabama, on March 25, 1842. “She eluded all pursuit and was not heard of till some months afterward when she was seen in male attire in one of the West India islands.”, Probably a fictitious character., Full-length portrait of the actress, in costume, attacking her actor husband with a knife.
In Narrative and confessions of Lucretia P. Cannon (New York, 1841), t.p. vignette., "[Page 16.]", Full-length portrait of the murderer and slaver Patty Cannon (here Lucretia P. Cannon), holding a black child in the flames of a fireplace.
In “An Indian outrage,” in The trail of blood (New York, 1860), p. ., According to legend, Abenaki Indians took Hannah Duston and her children’s nurse Mary Neff captive in March 1697 in Haverhill, Mass. Later that month, Mrs. Duston and Mrs. Neff escaped their captors by murdering them while they slept, and returned to Haverhill with ten Indian scalps., Three-quarter portrait of Hannah Duston, raising a hatchet above her head. With her is Mary Neff, also kneeling, and three prostrate bodies., This image also appears in the earlier edition of this work, Confessions, trials, and biographical sketches of the most cold-blooded murderers (Hartford, 1854), p. .