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Payne, alias Wood, alias Hall, Arrested as an Associate of Booth in the Conspiracy
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer
Philp & Solomons, publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
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Huntington Library
United States Civil War
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Full length photograph of Lewis Payne wearing an trench coat and a hat, in front of a canvas backdrop, under arrest aboard the U.S.S. Montauk. His left hand is in the pocket of the coat.
One of several CDV views that Gardner copyrighted of "Payne" aboard the U.S.S. Montauk and which were widely circulated as momentos of the assassination. Lewis Payne, also known as Lewis Powell or Lewis Thornton Powell, was one of the men hanged for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the man responsible for the attempted assassination of Secretary of State William H. Seward. Photographed under arrest aboard the U.S.S. Montauk. Gardner took at least 10 photographs of Payne on possibly 2 occasions -- 6 of which he copyrighted (the only ones for which he did so). Gardner took at least 6 photos of Payne in front of the canvas awning on the Montauk. When Payne first came out, he was in handcuffs and wearing a hat. The cuffs were removed and he was given the coat that he wore the night he attacked Seward. Title from mount.
1 print : albumen ; 10.2 x 6.4 cm (4 x 2 1/2 in.)
photCL 511 (5)
Payne, Lewis, 1845-1865--Photographs
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Washington (D.C.)
Collection of Civil War-related Carte-de-Visite
United States Civil War, Huntington Digital Library

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