Friday, March 23, 2012

Awaiting Execution

Portrait of Lewis Powell, AKA Lewis Paine or Payne, American, executed for the attempted murder of Secretary of State, William H. Seward and as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, 1844-1865. Photographed by Alexander Gardner, American, born Great Britain (Scotland) 1821-1882.

1 comment:

  1. This photo has always stunned me because he looks so modern. I could just as easily imagine this shot coming out of Warhol's Factory in the late '60s.