"This picture of *Lizzie Andrew BORDEN aka ""Lizzie Borden"", a Cabinet Card, is an image believed to the American woman who was tried and acquitted of the August 4, 1892, axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. No one else was charged in the murders, and, despite ostracism from other residents, Borden spent the remainder of her life in Fall River. She died of pneumonia at age 66, just days before the death of her older sister, Emma.
The Borden murders and trial received widespread publicity throughout the United States, and along with Borden herself, they remain a topic in American popular culture to the present day. They have been depicted in numerous films, theatrical productions, literary works, and folk rhymes that are still very well-known in the Fall River area.
The case was memorialized in a popular skipping-rope rhyme, sung to the tune of the then-popular song ""Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay"":
Lizzie Borden took an axe
and gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
she gave her father forty-one.
With a less well-known second verse:
Andrew Borden now is dead,
Lizzie hit him on the head.
Up in heaven he will sing,
on the gallows she will swing.
Lizzie's 19th c. trial is akin to the 20th c. O.J. Simpson trial, where two were murdered, a widely-reported trial took place that ended in acquittal. The piece is an item locked inside our vault. If you are interested, contact us for info and any pictures on-file. We can even un-vault the item, take some more quick images for you, before we fast-track it to our catalogue. A 4x6 Photo, its value is enhanced by the subject, the Infamous Killer. We will add this to our catalogue in the 1,001 - $5,000 price range."