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Abraham Lincoln’s wold-be killer Lewis Powell was a Shoreditch hipster

by | 7th, October 2013

LEWIS Powell (who conspired with John Wilkes Booth to kill Abraham Lincoln) wouldn’t have looked out of place in modern-day Shoreditch.

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This picture is one of a set of the American Civil War by Jordan Lloyd, 27, and Mads Madsen, 19.

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Lewis Powell is photographed in the clothes he wore on the day of the assassination, which are surprisingly clean for a brutal knife murder gone wrong – the photograph is taken by Alexander Gardner while Powell is in custody on a naval vessel.

More at Photo Chopshop and Colorized History.

 

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