Death Scenes
"[Jack Huddleston's scrapbook] is an historical and cultural artifact, a time capsule that reveals seldom seen sub-stratas of American life and death. One of the scrapbooks immediate effects is to deflate rosy nostalgia with the proof that there were no 'good old days.'

It is startling to realize that these crimes were committed in a time we tend to consider innocent—before television, before the special-effects violence of modern movies, most of them before the mass horrors of WW II. Our capacity for savagery and eccentricity hasn't changed in the last fifty years. Any of the crimes represented here could pop out of tomorrow's headlines."

from Kathrine Dunn's introduction to Death Scenes
(choosen by a very brave STIM soul.)