Courtroom Sketch

large drawing comprised of sketches of individuals in Fort Smith courtroom in 1889

Fort Smith Courtroom Sketch,1889

Collection of FOSM

 

Courtroom Sketch, 1889

This drawing is actually a composite of several sketches, each showing an individual present in the Fort Smith courtroom. The only figure identified by name is Judge Parker. The image identified as "U.S. Marshal" is that of John Carroll. We have no photographs taken in the courtroom, so this sketch provides a rare glimpse into the operation of the federal court in 1889.

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