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Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Czolgosz Hanged in Effigy”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 30 October 1901
Volume number: 51
Issue number: 16166
Pagination: 5

“Czolgosz Hanged in Effigy.” New York Times 30 Oct. 1901 v51n16166: p. 5.
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Leon Czolgosz (hanged, burned, etc., in effigy); G. A. R. (Moses A. Baldwin Post, No. 44); McKinley assassination (public response: Hempstead, NY).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Robert Tilley.


Czolgosz Hanged in Effigy


A Hempstead Crowd Cheers the Action of Moses A. Baldwin Post,
G. A. R., No. 44.

     HEMPSTEAD, L. I., Oct. 29.—Czolgosz was hanged in effigy here to-night amid hisses and groans. Moses A. Baldwin Post, No. 44, G. A. R., marched with the elaborately constructed effigy from the shoe shop of Robert Tilley, where for a week the effigy had been in readiness to hang on the day the assassin himself was executed. It was carried to Smith’s Hotel and then swung up into a tree. As it hung for a few minutes many pistol shots were fired at it. Rockets, Roman candles, and red fire were burned, and under the effigy a fire of tar barrels was started. Then amid the cheers of the thousand and more persons who had gathered the effigy was cut down and allowed to drop into the fire, where it was consumed.
     The effigy was of life size and was made of plaster of paris. It was clothed entirely in black. The face was carved from plaster of paris by a veteran.



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