Sale 19OD01 | Lot 246

Auburn Prison Electric Chair Marble Slab

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Lot 246
Auburn Prison Electric Chair Marble Slab
Painted marble slab in shadow box, inscribed Marble Slab/From Under Electric Chair/Auburn Prison 'Death' Chamber/Mrs. M. Farmer - the first - Woman Electrocuted/After Fire and Riot. July 28, 1929. Height of slab 10 inches, width 10 inches, depth 3/4 inches.
Mrs. Mary Famer was dubbed 'The Watertown Trunk Murderer,' after her crime in 1908, where she murdered her neighbor with an axe and hid her corpse in a trunk in an effort to assume her victim's identity.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $2,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $2,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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