Publication information

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
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Date of publication: 29 October 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 10

“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).
Named persons
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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Plan of the Execution Room in Auburn Prison