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        Alexander Gardner - Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne, Paine), one of the conspirators in the Abraham Lincoln assassination, in irons aboard the
U.S. monitor Saugus, 1865



      • Alexander Gardner
        Lewis Paine 1865

        Gelatin silver print from wet-plate negative
        Library of Congress, Washington D.C.


      • Alexander Gardner. b Paisley, Scotland, 1821. d Washington D.C., 1882.


        Lewis Paine (also known as Lewis Powell, Lewis Thornton Powell, Lewis Payne) a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, seems to show little remorse in this portrait from late April 1865. Perhaps it was because his criminality was not in dispute: while his partner John Wilkes Boothe was at Ford's Theatre, Paine was attemting to murder Secretary of State William Seward. Here, in a precursor to the police mugshot, Paine appears in shackles aboard the USS Saugus, where he and several others were held while awaiting trial.

        Alexander Gardner (Scottish & American photographer) recorded every aspect of Lincoln's assassination that he could, including the mass hanging of the conspirators.

        At the beginning of the Civil War he worked for Matthew Brady, then his launched his own rival business. As a battlefield photographer Gardner was responsible for much of the gut-wrenching Civil War views for which Brady is often credited. But it was Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War (1865) that became the first - and for many years the only - published collection of Civil War Photographs.

        Source: The American Art Book (Mini Edition)


      • Did not move from Scotland to America until he was 35 in 1856. Saw Brady's photographs at The Great Exhibition in 1851 in Hyde Park, London.


        Alexander Gardner Art Prints at Allposters.com




        Alexander Gardner - Execution of conspirators to Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The execution of Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt on July 7, 1865. Today, these are tennis courts at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C, U.S. Alexander Gardner? - Adjusting the ropes before the hanging.
Execution of conspirators to Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Shortly before the execution of Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt on July 7, 1865. Washington, D.C., U.S. Alexander Gardner - The 'Gettysburg Portrait'. A head-on photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken on November 8, 1863; two weeks before his Gettysburg Address Alexander Gardner - Cracked glass portrait of Abraham Lincoln, widely considered to be the last photograph taken of Lincoln before his death. It has been established that the photo was taken at Gardner's studio on April 10, 1865 Alexander Gardner - One of the last photographs of Abraham Lincoln. Taken either February 5, 1865 or April 10, 1865 Alexander Gardner - Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862.
Abraham Lincoln, Allan Pinkerton and John Alexander McClernand, visiting the Antietam battlefield
        Alexander Gardner - Middle bridge over Antietam Creek, September 1862 Alexander Gardner - A sharpshooter's last sleep: Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 Alexander Gardner - Lewis Powell profile picture, conspirator to assassination, after arrest, 1865. I think it is this picture that really reveals Powell or Paine, as he was known, to be little more than a boy, rather than the main one above, which is rather more famous, and dare I say it, more glamourous Alexander Gardner - David Herold, conspirator to assassination of Lincoln,  photographed in the Washington Navy Yards, Washington D.C, 1865, after his arrest Alexander Gardner - George Atzerodt, one of the conspirators to assassinate Lincoln, 1865 Title:  General William T. Sherman 
Artist: Alexander Gardner
        Alexander Gardner - Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War: 1861-1865 Alexander Gardner - Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War: 1861-1865 Alexander Gardner - Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War: 1861-1865 Alexander Gardner - Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War: 1861-1865 Alexander Gardner - Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War: 1861-1865 Alexander Gardner - Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War: 1861-1865


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