National Geographic : 1954 Jul
© National Geographic Society + Government Artist Designs a Stamp from National Geographic Illustrations Charles R. Chickering combined a photograph of cacti from the April, 1937, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE and a wagon train picture from the June, 1940, issue for the 1953 Gadsden Purchase stamp (under glass). Earlier design (right) was rejected. 135 Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer Volkmar Wentzel + Crime Lab Technician Analyzes Ink Used in Addressing Poison Candy This valentine, containing enough rat poison to kill hundreds of people, was mailed in a murder attempt. A postal employee analyzes the ink on the mailing label as one step in tracing the sender. Handwriting analysis (right) helped convict the guilty person.