The meeting of the cranks

The meeting of the cranks

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Caption: The meeting of the cranks, 'The meeting of the cranks'. Charles J Guiteau (1841-1882), the assassinof the US President James Garfield. The assassination resulted in one of the most celebrated American insanity trials of the nineteenth century. A plea of insanity was rejected, and Guiteau was hanged on June 30, 1882. The figure on the left is indicated as Oscar Wilde. Image taken from The Judge. Originally published in New York, January 1, 1882

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