Photo History Summer School – July 7

Alexander Gardner photographed the hanging of the Lincoln Conspirators on July 7, 1865. This image and a pair of Gardner’s portraits of two of the men who are about to be executed are the subjects of this Photo History Summer School session.

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Alexander Gardner - the \Alexander Gardner - Portrait of Lincoln Conspirator David HeroldAlexander Gardner - Portrait of Lincoln Conspirator Lewis Payne

Above Left: Alexander Gardner – The “cracked glass” Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, February 1865

Above Center: Alexander Gardner – Portrait of Lincoln Conspirator David Herold

Above Right: Alexander Gardner – Portrait of Lincoln Conspirator Lewis Payne (AKA Lewis Powell – his original name)

Alexander Gardner - The Hanging of the Lincoln Conspirators

Above: Alexander Gardner – The Hanging of the Lincoln Conspirators, July 7, 1863

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