Lincoln's Last Night  John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Lincoln was actually one of three elements in the planned attack on April 14, 1865. One of Booth’s co-conspirators, Lewis Powell, assaulted the home of Secretary of State William Seward with a pistol and a silver Bowie knife.

Lewis Paine, man who almost killed Secretary of State William Seward the night Lincoln was assassinated.

Too bad he tried to kill someone. He's hot!!  Lewis Powell by Alexander Gardner 1865

Lewis Thornton Powell - Lincoln Assassination Conspirator, by Alexander Gardner 1865

Lewis Powell, 1865 - Painstakingly colorized photo of John Wilkes Booth conspirator to assassinate President Lincoln

Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

Amazing colorized mugshot from 1865 of Lewis Powell. It was taken during his arrest for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to kill President Lincoln and William Seward (secretary of state- they failed to kill him)

Execution of Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt, conspirators of Abraham Lincoln assassination, on July 7, 1865 at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.  photographic print on stereo card : albumen, stereograph. Original captions: "Execution of the conspirators -- the drop"; from reverse side of submission notes: "The trap is sprung". en.wikipedia.org/...

Alexander Gardner - Execution of Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt-the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators;

A rare photograph of William Seward showing his scarred face after the attack by Lewis Powell

A rare photograph of William Seward showing his scarred face after the attack by Lewis Powell (Paine). Booth envisioned decapitating the upper levels of the U. David Herold got cold feet and failed to assassinate V.

Lewis Payne, seated and manacled, at the Washington Navy Yard about the time of his 21st birthday in April 1865, three months before he was hanged as one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. View full size. Photograph by Alexander Gardner, probably taken aboard the ironclad U.S.S. Montauk or Saugus.

Lewis Thornton Powell (April 1844 – July also known as Lewis Paine or Payne, attempted unsuccessfully to assassinate United States Secretary of State William H. Seward, and was one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.

While Lincoln was being assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Lewis Powell burst into the home of Sec. of State Seward and attacked and slashed Seward around the face and neck multiple times and believed him dead. Although heavily disfigured, Seward amazingly survived but carried the dreadful disfigurement and scars the rest of his life.  *s*

Powell slashed Seward around the face and neck multiple times and believed him dead. But, although heavily disfigured, the Secretary of State survived.

Lewis Powell

This page covers the life of Lewis Powell who was convicted of complicity in Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

A young Lewis Powell

This page covers the life of Lewis Powell who was convicted of complicity in Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

Lewis Powell - one of the Lincoln conspirators. He was hung w/ 3 others in the first ever photographed public execution. The BW image of him is pretty well known in photo history circles but this colorized version is blowing me away right now! I've looked at the BW for so long that it is just so strange seeing it looking so modern. He is literally awaiting his hanging in this image.

Lewis Powell - one of the Lincoln conspirators. He was hung w/ 3 others in the first ever photographed public execution. The BW image of him is pretty well known in photo history circles but this colorized version is interesting and looks contemporary.

From left to right: Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, David Herold being taken to the scaffold on July 7th 1865

Confederates in colour: Rare images of bloody Civil War

From left to right: Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, David Herold being taken to the scaffold on July 1865

A handcuffed and angry-looking Lewis Payne, also known as Lewis Powell, after his arrest as an associate of John Wilkes Booth in the Lincoln assassination plot. He attacked Secretary of State William H. Seward but did not complete the murder. 1865. (Army)

Lewis Thornton Powell (aka Lewis Paine or Lewis Payne) arrested as an associate of John Wilkes Booth in the Lincoln assassination plot. He attacked Secretary of State William H. Seward but did not complete the murder. He was executed by hanging on July

Lewis Powell--too bad he was one of the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination plot. He would make a great "Frank McAllister"

Lewis Powell--too bad he was one of the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination plot. He would make a great "Frank McAllister"

Immersive images capture the men who conspired with John Wilkes Booth as they await their fates.

1865: Haunting portraits of the Lincoln assassination conspirators

Lewis Paine, April 27, 1865, Alexander Gardner    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/2005.100.97

Lewis Powell [alias Lewis Payne], Lincoln assassination co-conspirator, Alexander Gardner photographer, April 1865

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