Maryland, My Maryland!

Image for Maryland, My Maryland!
Created by
Duffy, Edmund, American, 1899 - 1962
Subject of
Williams, Matthew, 1908 -1931
Medium
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (paper): 22 3/4 x 16 in. (57.8 x 40.6 cm)
H x W (framed): 27 5/8 x 22 9/16 x 13/16 in. (70.2 x 57.3 x 2.1 cm)
Type
lithographs
Place depicted
Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1931
Description
A lithographic print depicting the 1931 lynching of a man, Matthew Williams, in Salisbury, Maryland. Williams is hanging from a tree with a rope around his neck. He wears a bandage on his head and his body is contorted with head down, knees bent, fingers splayed and toes curled. In the background are houses and buildings, and what may be smoke from a fire rising from the lower left corner. The print is titled and signed by the artist on the front.
Topic
African American
Hate crimes
Local and regional
Race discrimination
United States--History--1919-1933
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Allen Seeber
Object number
2011.66
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Visual Arts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture