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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
6 1/2 X 9 inches (photograph)
Materials and Techniques Display
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
Atzerodt, George A., 1835-1865; Herold, David E., 1842-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination; Payne, Lewis, 1845-1865; Surratt, Mary E. (Mary Eugenia), 1820-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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