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Source:   Punishments -- torture


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In olden times, a man's hand was sometimes fastened to a post and a fire was built under his fingers.

Image ID: 814548

In olden times, a man's hand was sometimes fastened to a post and a fire was built under his fingers.

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Image Title

:  In olden times, a man's hand was sometimes fastened to a post and a fire was built under his fingers.

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm. (5 1/2 x 4 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "If the vicitim failed to writhe enough to suit his tormentors, pieces of his flesh were removed with pincers." Top edge of image torn. Pink marks on image.

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Punishments -- torture

Source Description

: 2 folders (44 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC PUNI-Tor

Digital ID

: 814548

Record ID

: 713268

Digital Item Published

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

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