This is a Actual Brick from Conger's Funeral Home in Gibsland, Louisiana, where the bodies of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were embalmed and shown after they were shot to death.
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were American criminals who traveled the central United States with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing people and killing when cornered or confronted. At times, the gang included his older brother and his wife Blanche, Raymond Hamilton, W.D. Jones, Joe Palmer, Ralph Fuits and Henry Methuen. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "Public Enemy Era," between 1931 and 1935. Though known today for their dozen-or-so bank robberies, the two preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians. The couple were eventually ambushed and killed by law officers near the town of Sailes, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their reputation was revived and cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.
The Historic Brick is in excellent condition. The condition does not imply that the brick is perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. This item being 75 years old has wear that a normal object of that age would have. The brick weighs: 6 pounds and measures: 8.75 inches Wide x 4 inches High x 2.75 inches Thick and bears an engraved plaque reading, "Genuine brick from Conger's Funeral Home, Bonnie and Clyde's Bodies Shown, Gibsland, LA. May 23, 1934"
The Brick was originally acquired from the Bonnie and Clyde Museum in Gibsland, Louisiana. It comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity from the famous RR Auction House.