Hanging Scaffold at the Winnebago County Courthouse

90.5.67 96 dpi watermarked.jpg

Title

Hanging Scaffold at the Winnebago County Courthouse

Description

This photograph, taken from the corner of Church and Elm Streets looking northwest, shows preparation for a hanging adjacent to the courthouse. The crowd may be gathering prior to the hanging of Clinton St. Clair on April 15, 1910, on the grounds of the County Jail and Courthouse. The jail is seen in the foreground right of center and the top of the courthouse appears in the background. 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. Similar depictions can be found in photos 90.5.56, 90.5.61, and 90.5.46. (Reference - Sinnissippi Saga, page 107.)

Date

circa 1910

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

90.5.67

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Citation

“Hanging Scaffold at the Winnebago County Courthouse,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed May 12, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1347.

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