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A public hanging somewhere in Dade County
Unknown Courtesy of Carol Handley

A public hanging somewhere in Dade County

Dade County, Florida


Thank you to Carol Handley for contributing this old image. Additional information on the hanging would be appreciated.


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Guest 25-Jan-2013 23:28
Since you are so smart you can tell where this photo was taken and what were the men doing.
Guest 22-Jan-2013 23:35
I believe that some of the other men in the photo are the judge, lawyers and grave diggers. Notice the wagon on the left. Carol
Don Boyd21-Jan-2013 15:35
Guest, thank you for providing the additional information.

Don
Guest 21-Jan-2013 00:05
In the photo the man with the star on his hat is John Wesley Bishop. He was in police and detective work in Dade County from 1918-1925. As you can see he is holding a rope around the neck of a black man. The building behind them at that time was used for hangings.
Guest 08-Apr-2012 02:03
Um. I don't see anything in this photo that indicates it shows a hanging.
Guest 23-Mar-2012 01:08
I don't see anything that would indicate the photo was taken in Dade County, Florida. The first legal hanging in Dade took place on the North bank of the Miami River. All subsequent hangings occurred in an enclosure in the jail in downtown Miami.