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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:00 am

“They’re selling postcards of the hanging,” Bob Dylan sang in the opening line of “Desolation Row.” The words turn out to be more than a burst of mad visionary poetry. The vision is all too real. 

When Jewish pencil factory executive Leo Frank was lynched by an angry mob in 1915 – kidnapped out of a Georgia prison where he was serving life for the murder of a teenage female employee – photos of the lynching were taken and sold as postcards in local stores for 25 cents each. 

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