20 August 2006

Negro lynching

African American male standing on buggy, The defiant victim of this mob is forced to pose on a buggy for the camera. Stripped, deep lacerations and wounds, his handcuffed hands placed to cover his genitals. The handcuffs bite into his inflamed lower arms. He stares directly into the camera lens with undiminished dignity. In the righthand corner, wearing a softbrimmed hat, edging into the camera's view, is a grinning man with a whip. A coarse blanket rests on the buggy seat
Circa 1900, location unknown.

African American male standing on buggy, back to the camera, feet shackled, stripped, deep lacerations and wounds. Onlookers, one with a bloodstained shirt.

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