Capital Punishment

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Killing machine: A guillotine used by the Nazis to execute opponents of the Third Reich has been found in the basement of a museum War, Weiße Rose, Die Weiße Rose, German Women, Enemy, Historia, Beheading, White Roses
Found, guillotine used to kill Hitler's enemies: But will device that executed heroine, 21, go on show?
Killing machine: A guillotine used by the Nazis to execute opponents of the Third Reich has been found in the basement of a museum
Hangman's rope, England, 1870-1888 "This rope is looped through a metal ring to form a noose.  Hangmen began using William Marwood’s ‘long drop’ technique of hanging by the 1880s. This allowed the prisoner to fall a controlled distance, ending in a sharp jerk of the rope. This broke the neck of the the prisoner and was more humane." Metal, Design, England, Inspiration, Crime, Rope, Metal Ring, Metal Rings, Victorian Crime And Punishment
Hangman's rope, England, 1870-1888
Hangman's rope, England, 1870-1888 "This rope is looped through a metal ring to form a noose. Hangmen began using William Marwood’s ‘long drop’ technique of hanging by the 1880s. This allowed the prisoner to fall a controlled distance, ending in a sharp jerk of the rope. This broke the neck of the the prisoner and was more humane."
An electric chair not of OSP.  OSP used Hanging, Gas Chamber and now Lethal Injection. Electric, Electric Chair, Chamber, Chair, Gas, Old Sparky, Gallows, Criminal Justice System, Prison
An electric chair not of OSP. OSP used Hanging, Gas Chamber and now Lethal Injection.
Ss Obersturmbannführer Martin Gottfried Weiss Preparing to be Hanged at Landsberg Prison after being convicted of war crimes by the allies. He was the 7th Commandant of Dachau • Ww2, Nuremberg Trials, Dachau, Wwii, Military History, Historical Photos, World War Ii, World War I
Ss Obersturmbannführer Martin Gottfried Weiss Preparing to be Hanged at Landsberg Prison after being convicted of war crimes by the allies. He was the 7th Commandant of Dachau •
Poles, inmates of Pawiak prison, hanged by Germans in Les...
Poles, inmates of Pawiak prison, hanged by Germans in Leszno Street , Warsaw February 11th 1944 00-162 - Zdjęcia
Poles, inmates of Pawiak prison, hanged by Germans in Les...
Hooded body of Captain Wirz, of the Andersonville Prison, hanging from the scaffold. The Scaffold, Capitol Building, Andersonville Prison, American, Oldies, North
Hooded body of Captain Wirz, of the Andersonville Prison, hanging from the scaffold.
Hanging proponents cheer outside the Washington State penitentiary 05 January 1993 after confessed child killer Westley Allan Dodd died by hanging. Dodd was the first person executed by hanging in the nation since 1965. Horror, Cheerleading, Washington State, Serial Killers, Vancouver, The Outsiders, In This Moment, Westley
Hanging proponents cheer outside the Washington State penitentiary 05 January 1993 after confessed child killer Westley Allan Dodd died by hanging. Dodd was the first person executed by hanging in the nation since 1965.
In this photo from 1923, Anatole Deibler, arguably the most famous French executioner, and his assistant Marcel Deschamps are seen cleaning the machine in preparation for their next "customer." Instagram, Guillotine Execution, Famous French, Europe, Weird News, Death, Judicial, Death Penalty
In this photo from 1923, Anatole Deibler, arguably the most famous French executioner, and his assistant Marcel Deschamps are seen cleaning the machine in preparation for their next "customer."
full-face leather executioner's mask said to have been used for executions at pentridge gaol, melbourne, apertures for vision, smaller holes provided for breathing and hearing instructions, thick leather straps over forehead and sides with iron loops and buckled chinstrap, 20 cm. high, circa 1880-1920 Vintage, Mascara, Horrible Histories, Helmet Head, Torture Devices, Helmet Hat, Masked Man, Mascaras, Thick Leather
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full-face leather executioner's mask said to have been used for executions at pentridge gaol, melbourne, apertures for vision, smaller holes provided for breathing and hearing instructions, thick leather straps over forehead and sides with iron loops and buckled chinstrap, 20 cm. high, circa 1880-1920
Lethal injection chair Angola Penitentiary, Louisiana Halloween, Bdsm Furniture, Behind Bars, Criminology, Lethal Injection
Lethal injection chair Angola Penitentiary, Louisiana
Botched electrocution in Florida. Pretty brutal, but then I'm sure his victims didn't have peaceful deaths either. People, Criminal Minds, Famous Murders, Davis, True Crime, Undercover
Botched electrocution in Florida. Pretty brutal, but then I'm sure his victims didn't have peaceful deaths either.
Shocking photographs from famed New York City crime photographer Weegee. Macabre was Weegee's specialty. Case in point, the photographer took this shot of an American prisoner strapped into a chair in a gas chamber as he is sentenced to death. The prisoner's black hood carrries a Westinghouse Electric Company logo. Grace Kelly, Michael Jackson, Beatles, Diane Arbus, Weegee, Black Hood, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Street Photographers
Gritty photographer Weegee captures New York’s sordid and crime-ridden streets after dark
Shocking photographs from famed New York City crime photographer Weegee. Macabre was Weegee's specialty. Case in point, the photographer took this shot of an American prisoner strapped into a chair in a gas chamber as he is sentenced to death. The prisoner's black hood carrries a Westinghouse Electric Company logo.
An unnamed man faces death in the recently invented electric chair at Sing Sing, a New York state prison. 1900. Humour, Nature, Serial Murder, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapist, Forensic Psychology, Forensics, Doctor
An unnamed man faces death in the recently invented electric chair at Sing Sing, a New York state prison. 1900.
Gas Chamber. The prisoner is strapped to a chair inside a sealed gas chamber. The executioner (standing outside of the chamber) pulls a lever dropping potassium cyanide pellets into a vat of sulfuric acid, flooding the chamber with lethal hydrogen cyanide gas. Halle Berry, Wyoming, Inmates, Prison Life, Dead Man Walking, Department Of Corrections
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Gas Chamber. The prisoner is strapped to a chair inside a sealed gas chamber. The executioner (standing outside of the chamber) pulls a lever dropping potassium cyanide pellets into a vat of sulfuric acid, flooding the chamber with lethal hydrogen cyanide gas.
An executioner photographed in 1900.  This photographs were taken during and directly after the Boxer Rebellion, which was a particularly violent and turbulent time in Chinese history.  All over the country, Boxer rebels and criminals were put to death in full public view.  And their corpses, or at least parts of them, were displayed as a warning to others. China, Holy Diver, Old Photos, Interesting History, The Past
An executioner photographed in 1900. This photographs were taken during and directly after the Boxer Rebellion, which was a particularly violent and turbulent time in Chinese history. All over the country, Boxer rebels and criminals were put to death in full public view. And their corpses, or at least parts of them, were displayed as a warning to others.
The most famous people to lose their head were Henry VIII’s two unfortunate wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Here is the executioner’s axe and chopping block in the White Tower museum (inside The Tower of London). Their bodies are said to lay under the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula. London England, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Tudor, London, Royals, The Tudor, King Henry Viii, King Henry
The most famous people to lose their head were Henry VIII’s two unfortunate wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Here is the executioner’s axe and chopping block in the White Tower museum (inside The Tower of London). Their bodies are said to lay under the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula.
German executioners mask. People in the old times believed that a person who was sentenced to death and led to the execution could give a curse through their facial expression. The executioner wore a mask to protect himself. At first the criminal was blindfolded and the executioner wore a mask which covered his face. Antiquities, Iron, Art, Occult, Medieval, People Of Interest
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German executioners mask. People in the old times believed that a person who was sentenced to death and led to the execution could give a curse through their facial expression. The executioner wore a mask to protect himself. At first the criminal was blindfolded and the executioner wore a mask which covered his face.
Albert Pierrepoint (1905 – 1992) was a long-serving hangman in England. He executed at least 400 people, about half of them war criminals, including William Joyce (one of the men dubbed "Lord Haw-Haw"), and John Amery, whom he considered the bravest man he had ever hanged. It is believed that Pierrepoint executed at least 433 men and 17 women, including six U.S. soldiers at Shepton Mallet and some 200 Nazi war criminals after World War II. Source: Wikipedia Crafts, Wicked, William Joyce, James, Albert
Albert Pierrepoint
Albert Pierrepoint (1905 – 1992) was a long-serving hangman in England. He executed at least 400 people, about half of them war criminals, including William Joyce (one of the men dubbed "Lord Haw-Haw"), and John Amery, whom he considered the bravest man he had ever hanged. It is believed that Pierrepoint executed at least 433 men and 17 women, including six U.S. soldiers at Shepton Mallet and some 200 Nazi war criminals after World War II. Source: Wikipedia
June 20, 1864. Petersburg, Virginia (vicinity) "The execution of Sergeant William Johnson, Negro soldier, at Jordan's farm. Hanged for Desertion and an Attempt to Outrage the Person of a Young Lady at the New-Kent Courthouse." (Supposedly he insulted a white woman and was made an example of to other soldiers who might be considering desertion; the outcome was not what the Federal Army had hoped for.) Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size. Northern, Quivers, Shorpy Historical Photos, Petersburg, Civilization
Hanged: 1864 high-resolution photo
June 20, 1864. Petersburg, Virginia (vicinity) "The execution of Sergeant William Johnson, Negro soldier, at Jordan's farm. Hanged for Desertion and an Attempt to Outrage the Person of a Young Lady at the New-Kent Courthouse." (Supposedly he insulted a white woman and was made an example of to other soldiers who might be considering desertion; the outcome was not what the Federal Army had hoped for.) Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size.
End of an era: In this 1936 file photo, the last public execution in the U.S. is shown, gathering a massive crowd in Owensboro, Kentucky. Public, Rare Photos, Rare Historical Photos, Fotografia, Fotografie, Paisajes, Historical Images, Amazing
From town squares to behind drawn blinds: A look at the evolution of execution in America
End of an era: In this 1936 file photo, the last public execution in the U.S. is shown, gathering a massive crowd in Owensboro, Kentucky.
execution of Captain Henry Wirz, November 1865. Wirz was executed for inhumane treatment of prisoners at the Andersonville Prison Films, Presidents, Prisoners Of War, Civil War Confederate, Civil Wars, America Civil War, Union Soldiers
execution of Captain Henry Wirz, November 1865. Wirz was executed for inhumane treatment of prisoners at the Andersonville Prison
Killing machine: A guillotine used by the Nazis to execute opponents of the Third Reich has been found in the basement of a museum
Found, guillotine used to kill Hitler's enemies: But will device that executed heroine, 21, go on show?
Killing machine: A guillotine used by the Nazis to execute opponents of the Third Reich has been found in the basement of a museum
Confessions and execution of the pirates Gibbs & Wansley on Ellis Island in the harbor of New-York, on April 22, 1831.  Victim:   William Thornby and William Roberts  Murder Weapon:  Pistol; Revolver   Charles Gibbs (November 5, 1798 – April 25, 1831) was an American pirate (real name James D. Jeffers) who was one of the last active in the Caribbean during the early-19th century and was among the last executed for piracy by the United States. York, Famous Pirates, Pirate Life, Golden Age Of Piracy, Piracy, Pirate Treasure, Pirates, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Pirate Day
Confessions and execution of the pirates Gibbs & Wansley on Ellis Island in the harbor of New-York, on April 22, 1831. Victim: William Thornby and William Roberts Murder Weapon: Pistol; Revolver Charles Gibbs (November 5, 1798 – April 25, 1831) was an American pirate (real name James D. Jeffers) who was one of the last active in the Caribbean during the early-19th century and was among the last executed for piracy by the United States.
Saddam Hussein was hanged on December 30th, 2006, for Crimes Against Humanity. Baghdad, Dictator, Law And Justice, Saddam Hussein, Soldier
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Saddam Hussein was hanged on December 30th, 2006, for Crimes Against Humanity.
Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head. History, History Nerd, Old Things
Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.
The Garotte  The victim was tied to the instrument and his or her neck forced inside the iron collar. With the handle that can be seen in the picture, the executioner slowly crushed the victim's neck causing death from asphyxia.  The garrote was widely used during the Spanish Inquisition in order to kill heretics who confessed to their crime. If he didn't confess, he was burned at the stake alive instead. Marvel, Music, Jfk Jr, Tragedy, Olds, Sinister
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The Garotte The victim was tied to the instrument and his or her neck forced inside the iron collar. With the handle that can be seen in the picture, the executioner slowly crushed the victim's neck causing death from asphyxia. The garrote was widely used during the Spanish Inquisition in order to kill heretics who confessed to their crime. If he didn't confess, he was burned at the stake alive instead.
original photo of the electric chair where Bruno Hauptmann was to be exectuted, used in the a 1936 story on the execution. Creepy Images, Historical Pictures, Vintage Frames, Photographs
original photo of the electric chair where Bruno Hauptmann was to be exectuted, used in the a 1936 story on the execution.
The now-retired "Old Sparky" electric chair on exhibit at the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville.   Ted Bundy is among 240 inmates executed in Florida's electric chair since 1924. Décor, Home Décor, Home, Huntsville
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The now-retired "Old Sparky" electric chair on exhibit at the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville. Ted Bundy is among 240 inmates executed in Florida's electric chair since 1924.
The Gallows in the Mauch Chunk prison where several supposed Molly Maguires were executed. Ruins, Haunted House, Coal Mining, Alcatraz, Spooky Places
The Gallows in the Mauch Chunk prison where several supposed Molly Maguires were executed.