Rehearsal for Hanging in Winnebago County

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Title

Rehearsal for Hanging in Winnebago County

Description

Taken prior to the hanging of Clinton St. Clair on April 15, 1910, this photograph shows the grounds of the County Jail and Courthouse as county officials and others rehearse for the hanging. St. Clair's hanging was the fourth and last hanging in Winnebago County. The other three hangings took place in 1857, 1894, and 1897. Note the high fencing surrounding the gallows and the small area for witnesses. (Reference - Sinnissippi Saga, page 107.)

Date

circa 1910

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

90.5.56

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Rehearsal for Hanging in Winnebago County,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed May 12, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1337.

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