Source: Boston Post
Source type: newspaper
Document type: illustration
Document title: “Plan of the Execution Room in Auburn Prison”
Image size (in source, approx. h x w): unknown
City of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Date of publication: 29 October 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“Plan of the Execution Room in Auburn Prison.” Boston Post 29 Oct. 1901: p. 10.|
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|Auburn State Prison (execution chamber: illustrations).|
Descriptive text accompanying the caption reads as follows: “The death chair is so connected with the dynamos in the basement of the prison that the simple turning of a switch sends the electric current flashing along the wires, carrying death to the occupant of the chair.”
Title herein taken from caption.
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