Etched in negative: "The Hounds." ink numbers 1-4 on front correspond to
captions on reverse. inked inscription on reverse: "No. 1 Sheriff Kolp.
Charlston Mo 2 Jailer lutz. Cairo ill 3 Dupitt sheriff. Rilley of Williffee
Ky. 4 Chief Egan. Of Cairo ill." Addressed to "Mrs. Jake Petter, 2057 Broad
st, Paducah Ky."
In oral histories and correspondence referring to the use of tracking dogs, the term "nigger dogs" is often used.
"Dog boys" gained firsthand experience of lynchings and other forms of extralegal violence in their capacity as runners, trailing the dogs and communicating their progress to the older men, who lagged behind.