Photo, Print, Drawing Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months severe imprisonment on merely a vague suspicion for the internal robbery of the Bank of Pennsylvania / 'grav'd by J[ames] Akin [Philadelphia].

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[ b&w film copy neg. ]

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Title
Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months severe imprisonment on merely a vague suspicion for the internal robbery of the Bank of Pennsylvania / 'grav'd by J[ames] Akin [Philadelphia].
Summary
Portrait of the Philadelphia blacksmith and locksmith who became a well-known victim of judicial injustice. Lyon, who had manufactured the iron doors and locks for the vault of the Bank of Pennsylvania, was falsely convicted of its robbery in 1798. Here he is shown seated in a prison cell, holding a draftsman's compass and a drawing. The print served as frontispiece to the book "The True Narrative of Patrick Lyon ..." (Philadelphia, Printed by Francis and Robert Bailey, 1799). The book's introduction contains a plea for equal justice for rich and poor alike in the United States.
Contributor Names
Akin, James, approximately 1773-1846, artist
Created / Published
1799.
Subject Headings
-  Bank of Pennsylvania
-  Lyon, Patrick
-  Prison and jails
Format Headings
Engravings--1790-1800.
Portrait prints--1790-1800.
Notes
-  Trimmed to within platemark.
-  Title appears as it is written on the print.
-  Quimby, no. 69
-  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1799-2.
Medium
1 print on wove paper : engraving ; sheet 18.8 x 13.3 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA - Akin--Patrick Lyon (A size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
pga 05113 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.05113
cph 3b10570 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b10570
Library of Congress Control Number
2002708976
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-62932 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-DIG-pga-05113 (digital file from original item)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
Description
1 print on wove paper : engraving ; sheet 18.8 x 13.3 cm. | Portrait of the Philadelphia blacksmith and locksmith who became a well-known victim of judicial injustice. Lyon, who had manufactured the iron doors and locks for the vault of the Bank of Pennsylvania, was falsely convicted of its robbery in 1798. Here he is shown seated in a prison cell, holding a draftsman's compass and a drawing. The print served as frontispiece to the book "The True Narrative of Patrick Lyon ..." (Philadelphia, Printed by Francis and Robert Bailey, 1799). The book's introduction contains a plea for equal justice for rich and poor alike in the United States.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2002708976
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Akin, James, Approximately , Artist. Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months severe imprisonment on merely a vague suspicion for the internal robberyof the Bank of Pennsylvania / 'grav'd by James Akin Philadelphia. , 1799. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002708976/.

APA citation style:

Akin, J. (1799) Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months severe imprisonment on merely a vague suspicion for the internal robberyof the Bank of Pennsylvania / 'grav'd by James Akin Philadelphia. , 1799. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002708976/.

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Akin, James, Approximately , Artist. Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months severe imprisonment on merely a vague suspicion for the internal robberyof the Bank of Pennsylvania / 'grav'd by James Akin Philadelphia. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002708976/>.