Saturday, December 09, 2006

American Historical Wax Museum- John Brown


"Old John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave. . . "

No, this picture is not from the John Brown wax museum in Harpers Ferry West Virginia. This shot, which shows the execution of John brown, comes from the the American Historical Wax Museum which once existed in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Perhaps the most famous abolitionist, he was executed on December 2nd for his raid on Harpers Ferry in October 1859.

"They hung him for a traitor, themselves a traitor crew. . . "

It was not as intimate as the picture suggests.

"His soul goes marching on. . . "

I love how wax museums put a curtain behind the figures, and consider that a set. Oh the joys of budget restraints.

View more information on John Brown here.

Visit the John Brown Wax Museum here.


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