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Thumb-Screw ; Iron Collar ; The Scavenger'S Daughter.

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814545
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Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Punishments -- Torture

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1833
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC PUNI-Tor
Topics
Punishment devices
Punishment & torture
Notes
Content : Title from folder.

Source note : From

Content: Written on border: "Sept. 1833" Printed on border: "Of the three represented in the engraving, the one on the left at the top, is called a thumb-screw, from its being employed to compress the thumbs, when placed in the lower half of the instrument, by turning a screw. The instrument below that, is an iron collar of considerable weight, the inside covered with sharp points. The most curious is that on the right,which has been called the scavenger's daughter, and was intended to confine the body in a distressing position, by holding the neck in its upper part, the wrists in the two openings in the middle, and fixing the ancles [sic] in the lower loops." Includes additional text.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1746906
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17252197
Barcode : 33333159446752
UUID: 58a58550-c562-012f-7796-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1833: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Thumb-Screw ; Iron Collar ; The Scavenger'S Daughter." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1833. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1dc0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Thumb-Screw ; Iron Collar ; The Scavenger'S Daughter." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 19, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1dc0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1833). Thumb-Screw ; Iron Collar ; The Scavenger'S Daughter. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1dc0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Thumb-Screw ; Iron Collar ; The Scavenger'S Daughter.