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Daily News Front page. Extra Edition. January 13, 1928. Headline:... News Photo1920-1929,Archival,Front Page,Law,New York City,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: New York Daily News 1928/Daily News, L.P. (New York)OSSINING, NY - JANUARY 13: Daily News Front page. Extra Edition. January 13, 1928. Headline: DEAD! Ruth Snyder's Death Pictured! This is perhaps the most remarkable exclusive picture in the history of criminology. It shows the actual scene in the Sing Sing death house as the lethal current surged through Ruth Snyder's body at 11:06 last night. Her helmeted head is stiffened in death, her face masked and an electrode strapped to her bare right leg. The autopsy table on which her body was removed is beside her. Judd Gray, mumbling a prayer, followed her down the narrow corridor at 11:14. 'Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing?' were Ruth's last words. The picture is the first Sing Sing execution picture and the first of a woman's electrocution. (Photo by Tom Howard/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)