PULP NONFICTION --
A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...
The Cruel Murder of the Deering Family
Episode 177 is adapted from an 1866 trial pamphlet published in Philadelphia. One of the earliest expressions of true crime in print, trial pamphlets were often embellished from newspaper accounts of the case and, like this one, a bloody mass murder on a farmer’s family just after the Civil War, were released within days of the final disposition.
To see a collection of etchings from the trial pamphlet: www.truecrimehistorian.com/1866probst.
Text and images Courtesy of Cornell University Law Library, Trial Pamphlets Collection and The Library Company of Philadelphia.
Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun