Friday, November 05, 2010

Execution by Elephant

This wood engraving was first published in Le Tour de Monde in 1868.
Capital punishment at its squishiest.

2 comments:

Chris Redding said...

Pretty wild photo.

Peg Herring said...

That's just nasty. I used to have one in my history text that had a bunch of people buried up to their necks in a field with a herd of elephants being goaded to run among them.
I guess waterboarding, as awful as it is, is not unique in the annals of awfulness of man versus man.