Lewis Thornton Powell
June 14, 2009 § 2 Comments
This image was published in the Child Of Jago magazine which you can pick up from the self named store at the corner of Great Eastern Street EC2.
The store overseen by Joe Corre and Barnzley Armitage with its scissor printed T shirts hanging menacingly in the window is a treasure trove of clothing, music and general anarchy. It therefore should be visited. Shops with this kind of soul are few and far between.
This photo was not taken last week, posed by a handsome male model in this seasons Prada but was in fact taken in 1865 by police who had arrested Lewis Thorton Powell for his involvement in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Knowing this, and reading that Powell was executed for his involvement means that I can’t take my eyes of it.
Oddly I didn’t notice that his hands are in irons until I went back to it yesterday.