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Hicks Hanging - Story Headlines

When Albert Hicks was executed on Bedloe’s Island, during July of 1860, newspaper headlines read as though a crowd-drawing entertainment scene had taken place.

The image depicts the New York Herald’s headlines on the 14th of July, 1860.

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Text image, described above, online courtesy Library of Congress.

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