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Magazine Illustrations of the assassination of President Garfield
and of the trial of Charles Guiteau

Special Edition of Harper's Weekly for July 8, 1881.
The Tragedy at Washington - The Assassin Charles Jules Guiteau.
Photographed expressly for Harper's Weekly by C. M. Bell, Washington, D.C.

Charles Milton Bell (ca. 1849-1893) was a Washington, D.C. photographer, known for his many photographs of sites and persons in the city. He is remembered especially for his photographs of Native American delegations to the capital.
 
 

The Tragedy at Washington - The assassin firing the second shot at President Garfield
Drawn by W. A. Rogers
from Harper's Weekly, Special Edition, July 8, 1881, p. 476

William Allen Rogers (1854-1931) was an Ohio-born author and illustrator, remembered for his cartoons of war in the New York Herald and for his book, A World Worth While. (Source: Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers)

Washington, D. C. - Trial of President Garfield's Assassin
Guiteau being escorted from the court-room to the prison-van
from the cover of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper December 2, 1881.

Guiteau taking his morning exercise.
Washington, D.C.
Incidents in the Trial of Charles J. Guiteau for the murder of President Garfield.
From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper December 10, 1881, pp. 248-9.

These illustrations are reprinted with permission of the Newberry Library. They may not be reproduced without written permission of the Newberry.


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