The presence of prison bars dominates this press photograph of a recently booked inmate. Reverend Lawrence Hight of Ina, Illinois, was arrested on murder charges along with his mistress, Elsie Sweetin. The lovers later confessed to poisoning their spouses with arsenic so that they could be together.
[...]; [Winter Works on Paper, New York]; [ZieherSmith, New York]
Date: 1880–1900; made in style of early 17th centuryMedium: Poplar back frame with applied upper moldings in walnut, ebony, and ebonized pearwood. Half-lapped back frame. Niello; crystal and lapis lazulipanels with silver leaf beneath; some with dragon's-blood glaze. Frieze: niello-bordered panels with radius-ended centers and square corners.Accession: 1975.1.2292On view in:Not on view