[EARLY 20th-CENTURY WANTED POSTER FOR A BLACK MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER]
by [North Carolina]: [African-American Fugitive]
[Lexington, N.C.?], 1906. Broadside, 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Printed on salmon-colored paper. Previously folded, with small separations and chips along old fold lines, sometimes affecting text. Some larger chips and loss along edges. Good. A striking wanted poster from North Carolina in 1906, offering a $250 reward: "For the arrest and delivery to undersigned [T.S.F. Dorsett, Sheriff Davidson County] of Oscar Gaddy who murdered R.H. Eubanks, Supt. for Lane Bros. Co., & Jones, near Lexington, North Carolina, on Sunday, October 7, 1906." The broadside contains a vivid and remarkable description of the accused: "A black, rawboned negro, about 180 to 200 lbs, six feet high or over, stands very straight, even white teeth and has a crippled thumb on right hand. This thumb has been mashed and is twisted to one side. Lives in neighborhood of Henderson, N.C., - also lived in Terra Cotta. Has worked in Coal fields of West Va. When last seen was coatless, hatless, and shoeless." (Inventory #: WRCAM52092)
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