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Lawrence Beitler

|birth_place=Marion, Indiana, U.S. |death_date= |death_place=Marion, Indiana, U.S. |resting_place=Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Indiana, U.S. |known_for=Photographing the 1930 lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith |occupation=Studio photographer }} Lawrence Henry Beitler (October 9, 1885 - March 3, 1960) was an American studio photographer. His photograph of the hanging bodies of African Americans Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, surrounded by a large white crowd, including women and children, became an iconic representation of such events. Beitler sold thousands of copies, which he stayed up for 10 days and nights printing.
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