The executions

Boston Daily Advertiser, August 23, 1927
Boston Daily Advertiser, August 23, 1927

Sacco and Vanzetti were electrocuted at Charlestown State Prison on August 23, 1927.
(Madeiros was also electrocuted that same night for the murder of a bank cashier, a crime wholly unrelated to the South Braintree robbery and murders.) Because Sacco had been on a hunger strike his body had lost salt and water, elements that conduct electricity.  To compensate, he received a higher voltage than Vanzetti, as indicated on the certificate below. 

The executions

 

 

The executions

 

Rosa Sacco (wife) and Luigia Vanzetti (sister) after their last visit with Sacco and Vanzetti at the Charlestown prison, 8/22/27
Rosa Sacco (wife) and Luigia Vanzetti (sister) after their last visit with Sacco and Vanzetti at the Charlestown prison, 8/22/27

The funeral

Funeral procession for Sacco and Vanzetti, August 28, 1927, viewed from Tremont Street in Boston.

Funeral

 

Funeral

 

Funeral

 

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