emomlaren
antilla-dean:

genderpopo:

k18lovesu:

hueynewtongoingstupid:

illuminatipsychic:

maghrabiyya:

souada:

historicporn:

The lynching of Jesse Washington.Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.Jesse was 15.1916.

Who did this?

"A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco."
they sold photographs of his body as postcards.
"After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs"
they sold
his
body parts
as fucking
souvenirs
tell me these people aren’t monsters

THIS IS 1916. THIS IS NOT EVEN 100 YEARS AGO. IN AMERICA. IN WACO, TEXAS. NOT JUST A FEW SICK PEOPLE; PEOPLE IN THE FUCKING TOWN BOUGHT PIECES OF HIM AS A SOUVENIR. THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL ALIVE WHO WERE ALIVE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.
YA’LL STILL FEEL BAD ABOUT THE WACO SIEGE CULT?

Smh

This is disgusting… How could they be okay with his screams? How could they go home to there families at night like nothing happened? Where’s the humanity, the compassion?

I’ve become damn cynical over the years, but the capacity for “everyday”, “good” (*cough* bullshit *cough*), average people to be unbelievably cruel still doesn’t fail to surprise me.

The part that always gets left out of lynching stories is not just that people took photographs, not just that those photographs were turned into postcards, but people then put stamps on those postcards and sent them through the U.S. Postal Services, where a friendly mailman picked them up, sorted them, and delivered them to another group of people.  Including children.  Those children would be around 90 today (because these were in circulation well after Jesse’s death).  These people — including the mailmen — belong to someone.  They are someone’s grandparents and parents.  When people of color talk about white privilege, it is about this.The ability to murder, torture, and defile the body of a child, photograph it, take pictures of it, laugh as the smell fills your nostrils and then send documents through the United States Postal Service saying “wish you were here!”
(no no no need to think about Ferguson in historical context)

antilla-dean:

genderpopo:

k18lovesu:

hueynewtongoingstupid:

illuminatipsychic:

maghrabiyya:

souada:

historicporn:

The lynching of Jesse Washington.

Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.

Jesse was 15.

1916.

Who did this?

"A professional photographer took pictures as the event unfolded, providing rare imagery of a lynching in progress. The pictures were printed and sold as postcards in Waco."

they sold photographs of his body as postcards.

"After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs"

they sold

his

body parts

as fucking

souvenirs

tell me these people aren’t monsters

THIS IS 1916. THIS IS NOT EVEN 100 YEARS AGO. IN AMERICA. IN WACO, TEXAS. NOT JUST A FEW SICK PEOPLE; PEOPLE IN THE FUCKING TOWN BOUGHT PIECES OF HIM AS A SOUVENIR. THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL ALIVE WHO WERE ALIVE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

YA’LL STILL FEEL BAD ABOUT THE WACO SIEGE CULT?

Smh

This is disgusting… How could they be okay with his screams? How could they go home to there families at night like nothing happened? Where’s the humanity, the compassion?

I’ve become damn cynical over the years, but the capacity for “everyday”, “good” (*cough* bullshit *cough*), average people to be unbelievably cruel still doesn’t fail to surprise me.

The part that always gets left out of lynching stories is not just that people took photographs, not just that those photographs were turned into postcards, but people then put stamps on those postcards and sent them through the U.S. Postal Services, where a friendly mailman picked them up, sorted them, and delivered them to another group of people.  Including children.  

Those children would be around 90 today (because these were in circulation well after Jesse’s death).  These people — including the mailmen — belong to someone.  They are someone’s grandparents and parents.  When people of color talk about white privilege, it is about this.

The ability to murder, torture, and defile the body of a child, photograph it, take pictures of it, laugh as the smell fills your nostrils and then send documents through the United States Postal Service saying “wish you were here!”

(no no no need to think about Ferguson in historical context)

emomlaren
anarchistlovesongs:

domme-chronicles:

strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

Whenever I see things like this, I wonder how they died. I guess it will always be a mystery.

I’m gonna go with “Stabbed through the head” 

anarchistlovesongs:

domme-chronicles:

strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

Whenever I see things like this, I wonder how they died. I guess it will always be a mystery.

I’m gonna go with “Stabbed through the head”