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The Negro Convict, More, Showered To Death.

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The negro convict, More, showered to death.

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Title
The Negro Convict, More, Showered To Death.
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Punishments

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1858
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC PUNI `
Topics
Punishment & torture
Auburn Prison
Executions -- New York (State) -- Auburn
Prison guards -- New York (State) -- Auburn
Prisoners -- New York (State) -- Auburn
Punishment & torture -- New York (State) -- Auburn
Punishment devices -- New York (State) -- Auburn
Notes
Content : Title from folder.

Content : Written on border: "Dec. 18, 1858" "Auburn State Prison, New York." Printed on border: "The convict, More, was a negro. He is certified to have been a man of naturally pleasant temper, but violent when crossed. …he was dragged by main force, and after many violent struggles, to the shower-bath; all the water that was in the tank -- amounting to from three to five barrels, the quantity is uncertain -- was showered upon him in spite of his piteous cries; a few minutes after his release from the bath he fell prostrate, was carried to his cell, and died in five minutes." "The use of the shower-bath as a means of coercing criminals into submission to the orders of prison authorities began to be general about the year 1845." Includes additional text.

Source identifier: HW (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1746891
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17696948
Barcode : 33333159443783
UUID: e60b6140-c561-012f-f1ca-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1858: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Negro Convict, More, Showered To Death." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1858. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1cde-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Negro Convict, More, Showered To Death." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 7, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1cde-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1858). The Negro Convict, More, Showered To Death. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1cde-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Negro Convict, More, Showered To Death.