‘Il est mort, et il va mourir’


Alexander Gardner. Lewis Payne awaiting death by hanging at the Washington Navy Yard, 1865.


~ by ohkrapp on May 5, 2009.

One Response to “‘Il est mort, et il va mourir’”

  1. christian rath (hangman): i hope you die quick.
    payne: you know best, captain.

    title of post taken from roland barthes’ la chambre claire. to see another photo from the same “session” that aesthetes like barthes and laure prefer: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Lewis_Payne.jpg

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