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The hanging of four of the conspirators
Photo of the July 7, 1865, hanging of four Lincoln conspirators (Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne, David E. Herold, and George A. Atzerodt). The trapdoor has dropped and their hooded bodies are suspended. The newspaper caption attributes the photo to a "Col. B.P. Nicklin, but it was actually taken by Alexander Gardner. Part of the Old Arsenal Penitentiary's cell block and wall are visible in the background.
10.8 x 15.3 cm
black and white
- Atzerodt, George A., 1835-1865--Death & burial--Washington (D.C.)
- Hangings (Executions)--Washington (D.C.)
- Herold, David E., 1844-1865--Death & burial--Washington (D.C.)
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination--Washington (D.C.)
- Old Arsenal Penitentiary (Washington, D.C.)--1860-1870
- Payne, Lewis, 1845-1865--Death & burial--Washington (D.C.)
- Surratt, Mary E. (Mary Eugenia), 1820-1865--Death & burial--Washington (D.C.)
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- still image
- These materials are either in the public domain, according to U.S. copyright law, or permission has been obtained from rights owners. The digital version and supplementary materials are available for all educational uses worldwide.
- The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
- Chicago Sunday Tribune (May 2, 1937), p. 11
- Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.)