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Execution Of John D. Lee.

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Names
Crone (Engraver)
Vaggart (Artist)
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Punishments -- Shooting

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1877
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC PUNI-Sho
Topics
Firing squads
Punishment & torture
Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1857
Lee, John Doyle, 1812-1877
Executions -- Utah -- 1870-1879
Notes
Content : Title from folder.

Content : Printed on border: "Having thus spoken he sat down on his coffin. The minister offered a fervent prayer. The spectators were ordered to fall back. Marshal Nelson gave command: 'Make ready! Aim! Fire!' The five rifles cracked simultaneously, and Lee fell back dead, without a struggle. Five balls had passed through him in the immediate vicinity of the heart. Either alone would have caused instant death. His countenance was perfectly placed; his lips parted to something very near a smile."

Source note: Western wilds, and the men who redeem them. (Cincinnati : Jones Brothers, c1877) Beadle, J. H. (John Hanson) (1840-1897), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1746905
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17696958
Barcode : 33333159446505
UUID: 40f74660-c562-012f-17a5-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1877: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Execution Of John D. Lee." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1877. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1daa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Execution Of John D. Lee." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1daa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1877). Execution Of John D. Lee. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1daa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Execution Of John D. Lee.