For three months in 1965, sixteen year old Sylvia Likens was subjected to various forms of torture by Gertrude Baniszewski, the torture mostly took place in Baniszewski’s basement.
Likens eventually succumbed to the torture and passed away on October 26, 1965.

3” x 5” relic card of wood shavings from the basement staircase of Baniszewski home.

Sylvia Likens Basement Wood Shavings Collector's Card