Jewish-American Factory Superintendent, Leo Frank, Photograph of Hanging in Georgia, 1915
Silver gelatin photograph, 4.25 x 3.25 in., affixed to trimmed paper mount captioned, Hanging of Leo Frank./ Georgia, -1915.
Leo Frank (1884-1914) was a Jewish-American factory superintendent convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Even though Frank confessed, it is believed that he was falsely accused. According to some witnesses, the African American janitor Jim Conely was seen washing blood off of his clothing and carrying the young girl's lifeless body to the basement. Conely testified against Frank and claimed he was paid to dispose of the body. The jury believed him despite the gross inconsistencies in his alibi and other testimonies which placed Frank at home during the murder. The courts sentenced Frank to life in prison; however, an angry mob of 25 vigilantes captured and lynched him in front of Phagan's home.
Very good condition,