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.


Chris Redding said...

Pretty wild photo.

Author 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.