James McParland c. 1907

James McParland was the lead Pinkerton detective during the investigation of the assassination of Frank Steunenberg. During Steve Adams' first murder trial, Clarence Darrow told the jury during his closing argument: "This McParland, what is his trade? Is there any worse trade than the one that man follows? . . . can you believe a detective at all? What is he? A detective is not a liar, he is a living lie. His whole profession is that, openly and notoriously." Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-73991