Rare Original Antique English Execution Poster with Ballads REF:C311K
Rare Original Antique English Execution Poster with Ballads
A rare late 19th century antique broadside relating to execution of George Nunn in 1899. The broadside contains ballads about this and other murders. Lots of history regarding this murder: Eighteen year old George Nunn was a young labourer convicted of the murder of Mrs Eliza Dixon, the butcher’s wife, at Wrotham near Diss, Suffolk in July 1899. He was tried at the assizes at Bury St. Edmunds. Mercy was requested on account of his age but he was hanged by James Billington in Ipswich on the 21st November 1899. The paper poster is mounted in a period antique frame that hinges on the back, so it allows access inside the frame to see the printed ballads. In very good condition, a rare survivor. Dates to 1899.
|4 x 28 x 32 cm ( 10.16 x 71.12 x 81.28 in )