David Edgar Herold

He was executed on July 7, 1865, for his part in the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln. Said to be mentally retarded, he was a young druggist clerk with a mother and seven sisters. The photograph was taken on the deck of the Montauk, one of the ships that carried the prisoners before they were jailed.

Date:
April 27, 1865
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES01168
Photographer:
Alexander Gardner
Height:
1971px
Width:
1806px
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