Friday, March 27, 2009


Crime & Punishment Photographs from the Burns Archive
Stanley B. Burns, MD
hardcover, 2008

The Burns archives is well known for its private collection of historical photographs. Previous books include A Morning's Work (medical anomalies), Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America (dead people) and American Dentist.

Drawing from its extensive bounty of crime photos from the the 1890 to 1950, this is a treasure trove of unique images examining the ever-changing standards of the American justice system -- images from water torture at Sing Sing prison, whipping posts, penitentiary life, and the notorious deadly work camps of the South, to executions: hanging, firing squads, and the electric chair.

justice befalls the neighborhood pedofile

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