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Sacco & Vanzetti: The setting

Learn about the setting of the Sacco & Vanzetti trial.

The Dedham Superior Court

Although unseen here, officials outfitted the courthouse with special led shutters because they feared violence during the trial.

Dedham Superior Court
Dedham Superior Court
Dedham Superior Court
Dedham Superior Court
Wearing handcuffs, Sacco and Vanzetti were escorted daily from the Dedham jail to the courthouse.
Wearing handcuffs, Sacco and Vanzetti were escorted daily from the Dedham jail to the courthouse.

 

As was the practice in capital cases of that era, the defendants were kept behind bars in a steel cage.
As was the practice in capital cases of that era, the defendants were kept behind bars in a steel cage.

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