Amazing colorized mugshot from 1865 of Lewis Powell. It was taken during his arrest for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to kill President Lincoln and William Seward (secretary of state- they failed to kill him)
Lewis Thornton Powell (April 1844 – July also known as Lewis Paine or Payne, attempted unsuccessfully to assassinate United States Secretary of State William H. Seward, and was one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
A rare photograph of William Seward showing his scarred face after the attack by Lewis Powell (Paine). Booth envisioned decapitating the upper levels of the U. David Herold got cold feet and failed to assassinate V.
Lewis Powell - one of the Lincoln conspirators. He was hung w/ 3 others in the first ever photographed public execution. The BW image of him is pretty well known in photo history circles but this colorized version is interesting and looks contemporary.
Lewis Thornton Powell (aka Lewis Paine or Lewis Payne) arrested as an associate of John Wilkes Booth in the Lincoln assassination plot. He attacked Secretary of State William H. Seward but did not complete the murder. He was executed by hanging on July