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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.

READ ON: The Would-Be Assassin And The Camera (Michael Sacasas, Petapixel)

(H/T: Spaghetti Hoop)

Daniel and ‘Abe’ at The Savoy cinema, Dublin this evening for the Irish premiere of Lincoln.


From top: Katie Taylor, Edge, Sally Field (with Shane Mac Gowan in the wings); President Higgins; Bono and Ali Hewson;  Spielberg and fan; Chris de Burgh with Diane de Burgh (left) and Rosanna Davison; Day Lewis and fans; Bono and Ali Hewson with Paul McGuinness and Kathy Gilfillan; Dan and fan photo; Dan, Squee and Sabina; Daniel Day Lewis.

Pics 1-5, Emily. Pics 5-12: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)