Lynching Postcards

Southern Gothic has been shaped by U.S. history through past slavery, persecution, and social issues in the south. This photographic postcard to the right shows a crowd gathered around the burned corpse of 17- year old Jesse Washington in Waco, Texas. Photographers often captured pictures of unlawful, horrific lynching’s of African Americans in the south, and would later sell the gruesome photographs as postcards.

Lynching of Jesse Washington

Gallery

Lynching Postcard, July 1915.
Lynching Postcard, July 1915.

Photographic Postcard of the horrible lynching of Will Stanley in Temple, Texas.

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Lynching postcard, 1910
Lynching postcard, 1910

A lynching scene in Dallas.

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Lynching of two men.
Lynching of two men.

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Lynching Postcard, July 1915.
Lynching Postcard, July 1915.

Photographic Postcard of the horrible lynching of Will Stanley in Temple, Texas.

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