Barkentine "Herbert Fuller", wharf near 81 Summer St., East Boston, "at time of trial for the murder of the captain"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - East Boston - Chelsea St. Bridge - 1914

GUSN

GUSN-195008

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Description

The barkentine "Herbert Fuller" of Harrington, Maine is moored at a wharf near Summer Street in East Boston, Massachusetts. During a voyage to Rosario, Argentina, Captain Charles I. Nash, his wife Laura, and second mate August W. Blomberg were murdered on July 14, 1896. First mate Thomas M. C. Bram was accused of the crimes and thr first trial began on January 1, 1897 and he was found guilty and sentenced to death on March 10, 1897. After his lawyers succeeded in obtaining a new trial, Bram was convicted on April 20, 1898 and sentenced to life imprisonment. After incarceration in the Massachusetts State Prison in Charlestown, he was transferred on November 26, 1906 to a federal prison in Atlanta. He was released on August 27, 1913 and pardoned on June 22, 1919.

Details

Descriptive Terms

murders
wharves
barkentines
sterns
commercial buildings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000232
AccessID 319
Other identifier HNEDID-000232

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0150.002

Date Notes

1896-1898

Places

East Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Bram, Thomas A. C.
Nash, Charles I.
Nash, Laura
Blomberg, August W.

Other Organizations

Henry Pigeon & Sons

Subjects

Herbert Fuller (Barkentine)
Summer Street (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - East Boston - Chelsea St. Bridge - 1914