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The negro convict, More, showered to death.

Image ID: 814245

The negro convict, More, showered to death. (1858)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The negro convict, More, showered to death.

Published Date

: 1858

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 24 x 20 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.)


: Written on border: "Dec. 18, 1858" "Auburn State Prison, New York." Printed on border: "The convict, More, was a negro. He is certified to have been a man of naturally pleasant temper, but violent when crossed. …he was dragged by main force, and after many violent struggles, to the shower-bath; all the water that was in the tank -- amounting to from three to five barrels, the quantity is uncertain -- was showered upon him in spite of his p ....
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Original Source

: From Harper's weekly : a journal of civilization. (New York : Harper' s Weekly Co., 1857-1916) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Punishments

Source Description

: 2 folders (76 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

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Digital ID

: 814245

Record ID

: 712997

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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