November 26, 2010

First public hanging in West Palm Beach

At this moment, he was still alive.

WPB, Florida
1914

6 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Wow. You did it.

screamish said...

yeah- the rope coiled just so...the suspension.

just horrible.

sometimes I look at really old photos...I mean REALLY old. Or old black and white moving films, and i think "every single person in this image is dead".

It's a very strange, profound, yet.... banal sentiment.

screamish said...

oh and WTF is that with that guy on the left pretending to be nonchalant? what a dickhead...

downtown guy said...

Mama: Yep. Couldn't stop thinking about it.

Screamish: I think that too, sometimes. And I had the same thought about their casual poses here.

Steph(anie) said...

Maybe the man on the left had to steady himself?

downtown guy said...

I know I'd have to.