DescriptionMontana Lynching Party: Important Souvenir Photos. Pair of matted and framed boudoir cards, measuring 4.25" x 8" (sight) and 5.25" x 8" (sight). The first albumen image is a close-up view of a man, feet bound and arms tied behind his back, hanging from a telegraph pole. The photo is light, but easily discernible. The second image is a mid-range shot depicting thirteen men standing in front of railroad tracks with the suspended victim and a shed in the background. One man holds a section of rope while another has a small coil of rope attached to his belt. They appear to be standing on the wooden planking of a railroad switching platform. There is some faint foxing at the top, but condition is fine overall. The cards have the imprint of W. R. Finch of Billings, Montana on the back side, a photocopy of which is displayed in a window on the mat. Circa 1880-1890. These came out of an old-time collection and have been off-the-market for over forty years.
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