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Theodore Blackman 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 Theodore Blackman is one of them. Blackman was convicted for the murder of Charles Boyd during a robbery at his gas station in Cincinnati. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: “No. 194, Theodore Blackman of Hamilton County, Electrocuted October 23rd, 1935, for the Murder of Charles Boyd at Cincinnati, Ohio.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted at the Ohio Penitentiary between 1897 and 1963. Walters was the 194th prisoner to be executed in this manner. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08248
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)