Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

[Oglesby, R. J., portrait photograph].
[ca. 1886]
Mosher, C. D. (Charles Delevan), 1829-1897, photographer.
1 photographic print on cabinet card: albumen; 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Gift of Gerald Grant, 1949 (CHS ICHi 31331).

Richard J. Ogelsby was the Governor of Illinois during the trial and appeal of the case of Illinois vs. August Spies et al., also know as Haymarket Anarchists Trial. Ogelsby commuted the sentences of Michael Schwab and Samuel Fielden from death to life in prison.

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