File:Lynching of Laura Nelson and her son 2.jpg

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English: The lynching of Laura and Lawrence Nelson on 25 May 1911 in Okemah, Oklahoma.
Source Gelatin silver print. Real photo postcard. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2. Printed and distributed in 1911.
This version was taken from here. Also found in Kaufman 2011, p. 147, attributed to the Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
For a discussion of the lynching, see James Allen,Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America, Twin Palms Publishers, 2000, and James West Davidson, 'They say': Ida B. Wells and the Reconstruction of Race, Oxford University Press, 2007, p. 6ff.
Author George H. Farnum, Okemah photographer. See George Henry Farnum Collection, Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.
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This is one of two images of the bridge scene known to have survived. This photograph is numbered 2899. There is another version numbered 2897. See File:Lynching of Laura Nelson and her son 1.jpg


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