[Hanging Tree - Orange, Texas]

Description

Sepia photograph picturing a lynching in the "hanging tree" at Fifth and Front Street in Orange, Texas in 1888. Across the street is a saloon. Many spectators are watching, including children. A steam engine is standing by in the background.

Physical Description

1 photographic print: b&w; 5 x 7 in. mounted to: 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. August 18, 1888.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Heritage House Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 5674 times , with 81 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Heritage House Museum

The Heritage House Museum is a living documentation of historic materials from Orange County. The Summerlee Foundation, the Stark Foundation, and private individuals contributed to the digitization of materials from the historic home.

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Description

Sepia photograph picturing a lynching in the "hanging tree" at
Fifth and Front Street in Orange, Texas in 1888. Across the street is a saloon. Many spectators are watching, including children. A steam engine is standing by in the background.

Physical Description

1 photographic print: b&w; 5 x 7 in. mounted to: 8 x 10 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

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Creation Date

  • August 18, 1888

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • May 5, 2008, 10:51 p.m.

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Yesterday: 2
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Total Uses: 5,674

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[Hanging Tree - Orange, Texas], photograph, August 18, 1888; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36665/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Heritage House Museum.