on verso, center printed in black ink: "THE PECULIAR INSTITUTION" / ILLUSTRATED. / Copy of a photograph taken from life / at Baton Rouge, La. Ap. 2. '63; the lacerated / body-- months after the brutal flogging had / been inflicted-- having healed in the man- / ner represented. The alleged offence was a / trifling one. How noble and benignant the / countenance of the victim!; bottom center printed in black ink: C. SEAVEE, aJn., PHOTOGRAPHEE, / 27, Tremont Row, Boston
Private collection, MI; Thomas Harris, New York; NGA purchase, 2018.