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Isaac Mosley photograph
Description: The east annex of the Ohio Penitentiary, where death row and the execution chamber were located, displayed photographs of hundreds of prisoners who were condemned to death throughout the state’s history. This portrait of 23-year-old Isaac Mosley is one of them. Mosley was convicted for the murder of Abraham Wartik, a furniture dealer from Cincinnati. Wartik’s death occurred at his store when he and Mosley became involved in a heated argument over furniture payments. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: “No. 186, Isaac Mosley of Hamilton County, Electrocuted November 23rd, 1934, for the Murder of Abraham Wartik.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted at the Ohio Penitentiary between 1897 and 1963. Ray Freeman was the 186th prisoner to be executed in this manner. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08245
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Capital punishment--Ohio--History; Electrocution; Death row; Ohio Penitentiary (Columbus, Ohio)
Places: Hamilton County (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio)