Exhibitions/ Art Object

Rev. Lawrence Hight

Unknown (American)
ca. 1924
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 3/4 × 5 3/8 in. (19.7 × 13.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Twentieth-Century Photography Fund, 2013
Accession Number:
Not on view
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]

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