FLEMING, Bunyan (ca 1895-1927). BARD, Nathan (ca 1896-1927). Machine Guns Guard Court at Negroes Trial. -- Troops and Machine Guns Guard Negros on Trial. New York: International Newsreel Corporation, 30 April 1926.
Each 10 x 8 in. press photographs (light wrinkling). Stamped to verso with brief descriptions affixed.
Bunyan Fleming and Nathan Bard (misspelled on the versos as Dard) were accused of the rape of white woman Nell Breithaupt in Madisonville, KY. In a trial described by Arthur Barnett Spingarn as "farcical," these images capture the measures taken to prevent the threat of lynching. Although the evidence was circumstantial and Breithaupt could not identify her attackers, the two men were hanged for the crime on 25 November 1927 to a crowd of 7,000, both denying their guilt (The Cincinnati Enquirer, 26 Nov. 1927).
Array ( [live_biddable] => [inquire] => [phone] => [phone_bid] => 0 [sold] => 1 [unsold] => [make_offer] => [estimate] => 1 [timer] => [current_bid] => [asking_bid] => [start_price] => 1 [buy_it_now_price] => [bid_activity] => )
Have a Similar Item?Consign With Us
Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email email@example.com
Page Load Executed Time Elapsed: 0.225 seconds