Torture of a Free Mason
The torture of a free mason. Caption below illustration: "They next set my back against a thick board, at each extremity of which was pulley; through which a rope ran, that was fastened at the end of the chain at my wrist. The tormentors then, stretching these ropes by means of a roller, pressed and bruised my stomach in proportion as the ropes were drawn tighter.
B. L. Hamlen The Museum of History or Narratives of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Events, Which have Taken Place in Ancient and Modern Times. (New Haven, CT: H. Mansfield, 1921)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman