David E. Herold

He was hanged 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, 1865
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES13974
Photographer:
Alexander Gardner
Height:
1005px
Width:
660px
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