This post summarizes the Burdell murder using engravings from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and other contemporary sources. The details of the Burdell murder can be found here: The Bond Street Tragedy.
The murder took place in a boarding house at No. 31 Bond Street in Manhattan, owned by Dr. Burdell and managed by his paramour, Mrs. Emma Cunningham. All of the murder suspects boarded there.
The morning of January 31, 1857, the body of Dr. Harvey Burdell was found in his office. He had been strangled and stabbed multiple times in the heart..
In The Tombs.Mrs. Cunningham, John Eckel, and George Snodgrass were arrested and taken to the Tombs prison.
Mrs. Cunningham's Cell.
Mr. Eckel's Cell
"[Mrs Cunninngham's Cell]." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 16 May 1857: 16.
"Another Terrible Act in the Burdell Tragedy." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 15 Aug 1857: 168.
"The Bond Street Tragedy." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 21 Feb 1857: 186.
Triplett, Col. Frank. History Romance and Philosophy of Great American Crimes and Criminals. New York: N. D. Thompson Publishing Co, 1885.