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Unidentified photographer 
Lynching, Springfield Misssouri 
n.d. 
  
Gelatin silver print, brown-toned 
14 x 10 7/8 in 
  
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc 
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (53 / 93) 
  
 
LL/32267 
  
No maker indicated, but "Springfield MO" written in pencil on verso. [] There was a "race riot" and a series of lynchings in Springfield in 1906, but there were lynchings there at other times as well, so I haven't been able to place this in a specific time. What is most striking and important about this photograph is that it well shows the horror of the event -- it is even a kind of death portrait of the victim, including the spectators below-- but it is also a carefully composed pictorialist photograph. 
 

 
  
 
  
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