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Ira Bellmore, Kent State Bank robbery victim
Ira Bellmore, Kent State Bank robbery victim
TitleIra Bellmore, Kent State Bank robbery victim
Date of Original1958-02-18
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionIra Belmore seated on a bench.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Victims of crimes
Personal NameBellmore, Ira, 1910-1986
Organization NameKent State Bank (Kent, Minn.)
LocationKent (Minn.)
Wilkin County (Minn.)
United States
Item Number2098.s598
Negative Number2098.s598
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Robbery victim - Customer in the Kent State Bank at the time of the robbery was Ira Bellmore, who was forced to lie on the floor while the robbers bound his hands and feet with adhesive tape." - caption with image published in The Fargo Forum, February 19, 1958, p. 3.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Kent State Bank in Kent, Minnesota was held up on the afternoon of February 18, 1958. Two masked men, both with pistols, entered the bank and tied up three bank employees and two customers. They made off with nearly $3, 000 in cash and silver from the bank drawers as well as from three of the victims. The three employees involved were Alice Ficenec, John Wicklein, and Oscar Olson; the two customers were, Percy Strand and Ira Bellmore. The two robbers fled in an automobile and were picked up for speeding near Cayuga, N.D. They were arrested and brought to the jail in Forman, N.D. The robbers were identified as Ronald Olson, 23, of Wahpeton, N.D. and Rudolph Ehrens, 24, of Dwight, N.D.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.s598)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDco000185
Original SourceNegative
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