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Execution Wall.

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Execution Wall.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Punishments -- Shooting

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC PUNI-Sho
Firing squads
Punishment & torture
Cuba -- History -- 1810-1899
Executions -- Cuba -- 1800-1899
Content : Title from folder.

Content : Printed on border: "It is said that one hundred and fifty Cuban patriots were executed at this place in a single day, by volleys from Spanish rifles. The marks of the bullets are plainly visible in the wall. Every city in Cuba has some such gruesome place as this, monuments to the long and determined struggle of the people for freedom. It will gratify the reader to know that the soldier in the photograph was not executed; he merely posed for our artist."

Source note: Our islands and their people as seen with camera and pencil. (New York : N. D. Thompson, 1899-1900) De Olivares, José (b.1867), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1746905
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17696958
Barcode : 33333159445739
UUID: 4394d2b0-c562-012f-1caf-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Execution Wall." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1d9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Execution Wall." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1d9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1899). Execution Wall. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1d9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Execution Wall.