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The electric chair long before it would be formalized...



Item # 601673

December 18, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1877 

* Electrocution as a means of execution ?

Page 3 has an interesting article: "Public Executions - Electricity as a Substitute for the Rope", which is a letter suggesting electricity come be used as a more humane method of execution. Various details are offered by the writer (see).
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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