John Worth Kern c. 1908

John Worth Kern (1849 - 1917) and William N. Harding were the main defense attorneys in the Dynamite Conspiracy trial in Indiana. At the time, Kern was also a United States senator from Indiana. About 39 members of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Ironworkers were convicted for conspiracy to commit a crime against the United States, and of transporting, aiding, and abetting the transportation of dynamite and nitroglycerin in interstate commerce in passenger trains and cars between the several states of the United States. The evidence in this case was the direct result of the investigation into the Los Angeles Times Bombing and involved substantial investigations in Indianapolis. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-82815.