Hipster Assassin


assasin_1An incredibly contemporary-looking and rather chilling colourised photo of the would-be assassin Lewis Powell following his arrest in 1865.

Powell – who conspired with John Wilkes Booth to kill President Lincoln – attempted to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward, which he failed to do, despite his brutal best efforts.

From a series of recently colourised US Civil War era photographs.

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(H/T: Spaghetti Hoop)