A legal notice of judgment against George W. Davis in favor of George Schultz for $2,434.20 where Andrew County, Missouri sheriff Edward Rupell announces that he will sell enslaved persons belonging to Davis to settle his debt. The document consists of a pre-printed form with [SHERIFF'S SALE.] at the top and the names, amounts, date and other details completed by hand. the list of enslaved persons is handwritten on a second sheet of blue paper adhered to the bottom of the first. The list reads:
[One negro man named Martin aged 33 years
one negro woman named Walker aged 23 years
one negro woman named Rachel aged 37 years
one negro girl named Amanda aged 10 years
one negro girl named Alice aged 6 years
one negro girl named Polly aged 6 years
and one negro girl named Addie aged 3 years]
The document is signed [Edward Rupell Sheriff of Andrew County Missouri].
December 11, 1892, issue of the Parisian newspaper "Le Journal Illustré." The front page features a black and white print of four (4) African American men hanging by their necks from nooses tied to a tree in the woods. The image was drawn by Henri Meyer and engraved by Fortuné Méaulle. A caption is printed under the image, in black [QUATRE NEGRES 'LYNCHES' POUR AVOIR ASSASSINÉ UN CHEF DE TRAVAUX / Dessin de Henri Meyer - Gravure de MÉAULLE - Voir l'article, page 395.] The title, [Le Journal illustré] is printed at the top, with credits and information about the paper.
These four men, Jerry Williams, George Davis, Willie Williams, and Albert Robertson, were lynched in Iverness, Florida on April 19, 1892 after being implicated in the murders of two men, identified as Paymaster Stevenson and Mail Carrier Payne, bosses at the phosphate mine where the men were employed. According to a newspaper report from the St. Paul Daily Globe, "A mob surrounded the jail, overpowered the sheriff and hanged the men to trees nearby."
A silver gelatin print of the lynched bodies ofJerry Williams, George Davis, Willie Williams, and Albert Robertson. The bodies are pictured hanging by their necks from a tree in a wooded area; two bodies on the left side of the tree and two on the right. The photograph is matted in a light grey cardboard frame with a delicate scroll design around the edge of the photograph. An inscription on the verso, written by hand in ink, reads: ["A necktie party" in Florida (1901)].