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1957 Press Photo William F. Tompkins assistant U.S.

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Caption: WHERE ABEL OPOERATED-- From a window of Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, William F. Tompkins, assistant U.S. attorney general, points out building across street where Rudolf Ivanovich Abel occupied a one-room studio he used as his base of operations. The Moscow-born Abell was indicted today on spy charges, charged with conspiring to commit espionage for a Soviet Union spy ring. Tompkins' pointing finger rests at spot where Abel occupied a studio.

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