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Alexander Gardner Albumen Copy Photograph of the Hanging of the Lincoln Conspirators, Plus
Albumen copy photograph, 8.5 x 7 in., capturing the hanging of the Lincoln conspirators from the gallows in the yard of Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. Taken on July 7, 1865, this is one of a series of seven photographs produced by Alexander Gardner. Ca third quarter of 19th century. The conspirators include, from left to right, Mary Surratt (in the black dress), Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt. A crowd of civilians and soldiers watch the bodies of the traitors hang lifelessly from the gallows. On original mount, professionally matted and framed, 16.25 x 13 in.
Accompanied by the booklet entitled Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of Lincoln: Argument of John A. Bingham Special Judge and Advocate in Reply to the Arguments of the Several Counsel for Mary E. Surratt, David E. Herold, Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, Michael O'Laughlin, Samuel A. Mudd, Edward Spangler and Samuel Arnold, Charged with Conspiracy and the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States, 122 p., printed by the Government Printing Office, 1865.
Even toning to image, light wear along perimeter, short vertical crease near top left corner, which looks like it was present at the time that the photo was affixed to mount. Professionally matted and framed.