In: The trial and a sketch of the life of Oliver Watkins (Providence, 1830), p. ., Full-length portrait of a man bending over a woman lying on a bed, with his arms outstretched. Oliver Watkins strangled his wife Roxana with a horsewhip, so the item in the man's right hand may be the handle of a horsewhip. A child gestures from a smaller bed in the background. The clock on the back wall indicates that the time is 1:45.
In The life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth (New York, 1856), p. ., The Native American woman died after her husband punished her for disobeying him when she chose to dance in celebration of the scalping of three white men. After her death, her father (a Flat Head) prevented Beckwourth from being killed, and also presented him with the wife’s younger sister as a replacement wife., Recumbent portrait of Mrs. Beckwourth after her husband struck her with the side of his battle-axe.
In Tingley, H.F. Incidents in the life of Milton W. Streeter, the jealous and infatuated murderer, who murdered his young and beautiful wife, Elvira W. Streeter (Pawtucket, R.I., 1850), p. ., Full-length portrait of the woman, prostrate on the floor, with a man holding her by the hair to position her on his knee while he wields a razor high above his head; the woman has her right arm raised toward the razor.
In Tragic almanac 1843 (New York, 1842), p. ., According to the accompanying article, Thomas Topping beat his wife Elizabeth for five hours before she died. He also threatened to kill Catharine Kelly, who was in the room, if she made any effort to sound an alarm., Probably fictitious characters., Full-length portrait of the victim on the ground with her left hand raised to avert a blow; a woman lies in a bed in the background.
In Tragic almanac 1843 (New York, 1842), p. ., According to the accompanying article, James Adams, a street sweeper, quarreled with a servant girl named Ann Gorman. “During the dispute he seized a plate ... and threw it at the girl’s head, when his wife expostulated with him.” He killed his wife after she threatened to call an officer., Probably fictitious characters.