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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) The Execution of Mrs. Surratt and the Lincoln assassination conspirators

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06341 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Hartford Conn. Type: Photographs Date: 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Contemporary print of the famous Brady negative, showing the bodies hanging. Printed with red margin mounts by Taylor and Huntington. Brady photograph catalog list on back of the mount.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Best_civil_war_photos, Death Penalty, Death, Women's History, Lincoln Assassination, Assassinations, Criminals and Outlaws, Law, Photography

Sub Era: The American Civil War