[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 5267 times , with 64 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, including photographs of early citizens, homes, churches, and schools; as well as business concerns such as shipping, farming, lumber mills, and oil exploration. 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 Portal to Texas History

  • May 5, 2008, 10:51 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

[Hanging Tree - Orange, Texas], photograph, August 18, 1888; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36665/: accessed March 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Heritage House Museum.