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)].