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This is a small selection of our inventory of antique Crime and Punishment prints for sale. Additional inventory is available. Contact us with your request. 1-800-879-6277 

1883: Woman Fights With Burglar. Detailed woodcut engraving from an 1883 issue of the National Police Gazette. Title is "They Exchanged Blows. Mrs. Richardson of Waterloo, NY, Knocks Down a Burglar with a Chair and Received a Blow with a Sand-Bag." Left corner of the top margin is torn off,
but the image is intact.
7x10 in. $30

1856 Torture Scene. Engraved image from an 1856 issue of Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, titled "Punishment of the Wheel, in the Turkish Army." Shows a Turkish soldier tied to a large wooden wheel, being whipped for an offense. An article above the
 image explains how the
 punishment was carried out.
11x16 in. $40

RARE Old Text: Electric Chair Execution Death. Fascinating one-page article, with engraved illustrations, from the June 30, 1888 issue of Scientific American. Title of the article is "Execution by Electricity." Electricity had not yet been used for capital punishment, but the article describes in detail how it could be most effective. It also describes some of the experiments that had been tried on animals such as dogs. According to the article, the state of New York was about to begin using the electric chair as its primary means of execution. This item is in very good condition. There is a light water stain on the paper, but it is not visually distracting.
11x16 in. $40

Kentucky Moonshiners - This is a rare 1879 view of illicit distillers in action. Seven vignettes featured in The Daily Graphic. Hand colored wood engravings.
20-1/2 x 14 in. $295

This is a hand colored engraving printed in London circa 1825 entitled, "Chinese Punishment of the Rack". Image shows a man hammering a wedge into the rack with two assistants pulling ropes and a man having his ankles crushed by the rack. The condition is excellent
with very vibrant colors.
8x10.5 in. $60

This is a hand colored engraving printed in London circa 1825 entitled, "Street Punishment". The scene is of a man with his hands bound with flags attached to his head being beaten with reeds while parading through town. There is a drummer who leads the procession. The condition is excellent
with very vibrant colors.
 8x10.5 in. $60

Harper's Weekly
December 18, 1858
Torture and Homicide in an American State Prison (2 pages)
wood cut engraving
11" x 16" each

Frank Leslie's
November 19, 1887
The Law Vindicated - Four of The Chicago Anarchists - Cook County Jail  - wood cut engraving
22" x 15.75" $50

Harper's Weekly
1869  - Punishment of Convicts - Torture and Death by the
shower-bath at Sing Sing
woodcut engraving
4.5" x 7.5" $20

Harper's Weekly
July 4, 1863
Execution by Hanging of
Two Rebel Spies
11" x 16" $30

Private Detective at work – “Spotting His Game.” Police Gazette 1883, rare. Female “Fly Cop” makes love and works her point – Shadows which betray secrets and people who live by betraying them.
15 x 9 in. $60

Jury Complaints “The Reason So Many Criminals Escape” on the left “incompetent citizens always ready to serve” on the right “reputable citizens excused.” Chromolithograph.
10 x 13 3/8 in. $90

Counter fitters and Secret Service “Manufacturing Worthless Metallic Currency” 1872 dramatic hand colored, wood engraving from Frank Leslies’.
10 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. $80

Frank Leslie's
January 14, 1882
Waiting - A Scene in a Corridor of the Jail at Washington, DC
wood cut engraving
11" x 16" $40

1907 Half-tone Crime story about the Kidnapping of Little Horace Marvin with story which was featured in Harper's Weekly. At the date of publication, the disappearance of little Horace Martin was never solved, even after a $2000 reward offered by the Delaware legislature when the President offered to help with the search. The print is in very good condition with a very light stain on bottom right of page.
13 x 9 in. $30

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