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Lawrence Beitler

Lawrence Henry Beitler (1885 - 1960, 74 years) was a studio photographer in Marion, Indiana. 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. This photo sold thousands of copies, which Beitler stayed up for 10 days and nights printing.
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