Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Photo of the Day

Lewis Thornton Powell (April 22, 1844 – July 7, 1865), also known as Lewis Paine or Payne - one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. This photo is from 1865, but to me - it has visually transcended the 143 years since it was taken. There's really something tragic and beautiful about this shot.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

That's incredible. It's so difficult to imagine our ancestors ever being young, but this helps, and in a most striking way...

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