I touched up this photo. It was a pretty extensive touch up. The original had a ton of dust and scratches on it. As for the historical nature of the photo, I am not aware of many details. It was taken from this collection which is also extremely NSFL. Photos which look to be from a similar era mention 1912 specifically, and this photo looks more like the 1912 photos than the ones that I think are labeled early 1900’s.
Edit: I’d love for a historian to add more context to the photo.
Edit 2: /u/CrazySpatula has a great reply explaining what lead up to these executions. Scroll down or find it here.
Inch by inch I conquered the inner terrain I was born with. Bit by bit I reclaimed the swamp in which I’d languished. I gave birth to my infinite being, but I had to wrench myself out of me with forceps.