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Creator Role

photographer

Description

The albumen print depicts the hanging of the Abraham Lincoln assassination conspirators, Mary Surratt, Lewis Paine, David Herold, and George Atzerodt. In the image, the prisoners can be seen standing on the scaffolding in the yard of the Old Arsenal Prison. The execution took place on 7 July 1865. The image is affixed to a paper mount.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1865

Measurement

6 1/2 X 9 inches (photograph)

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen processes

Inscription

verso, handwritten at top left corner of mount: [?] No 300 verso, handwritten at center of mount: original / C Roth verso, handwritten at bottom of mount: Ed Emerson Collection

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

albumen print

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4266

Digital ID

FVW_04266

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Execution of the Conspirators

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