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Title
Execution of John D. Lee
Names
Crone (Engraver)
Vaggart (Artist)
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Punishments -- Shooting

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1877
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC PUNI-Sho
Topics
Firing squads
Punishment & torture
Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1857
Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877
executions -- Utah -- 1870-1879
Genres
Prints
Notes
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
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17696958
Barcode: 33333159446505
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 40f74660-c562-012f-17a5-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1877: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Execution of John D. Lee" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1877. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1daa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Execution of John D. Lee" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 25, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1daa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1877). Execution of John D. Lee Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1daa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Execution of John D. Lee