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Execution of John D. Lee.

Image ID: 814516

Execution of John D. Lee. (c1877)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Execution of John D. Lee.


: Vaggart -- Artist

Additional Name(s)

: Crone -- Engraver

Published Date

: c1877

Depicted Date

: 1877

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 14 x 12 cm. (5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "Having thus spoken he sat down on his coffin. The minister offered a fervent prayer. The spectators were ordered to fall back. Marshal Nelson gave command: 'Make ready! Aim! Fire!' The five rifles cracked simultaneously, and Lee fell back dead, without a struggle. Five balls had passed through him in the immediate vicinity of the heart. Either alone would have caused instant death. His countenance was perfectly placed; ....
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Original Source

: From Western wilds, and the men who redeem them. (Cincinnati : Jones Brothers, c1877) Beadle, J. H. (John Hanson) (1840-1897), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Punishments -- shooting

Source Description

: 1 folder (34 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 814516

Record ID

: 713210

Digital Item Published

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

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