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Collection Reference Number GLC07738.01
From Archive Folder Photographs of Lincoln assassination conspirators 
Title Albumen of Lewis Payne
Date 27 April 1865
Author Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882)  
Document Type Photograph
Content Description Inscribed on verso: "Lewis Payne Conspirator. Hanged." Photograph shows Payne (also known as Lewis Powell) in wrist irons aboard the U.S.S. Saugus. The photograph is mounted on board.
Subjects Lincoln Assassination  Assassination  President  Prisoner  Death Penalty  
People Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882)  Payne, Lewis (1845-1865)  Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Law
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Folder Information: Nine large plate albumen prints of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Secret Service head Colonel Lafayette C. Baker selected Gardner to take the photographs of the conspirators while in they were in custody, awaiting trial aboard the U.S.S. Montauk and the U.S.S. Saugus. The investigation into the assassination of President Lincoln revealed a conspiracy which resulted in the execution of four individuals: Mrs. Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold, and George Atzerodt. Lewis Payne was the conspirator who attacked Secretary of State, William Seward as a part of John Wilkes Booth's conspiracy against the Federal Government.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945