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A human being beat this human being until he looked like this. How can you find people that can do this kind of thing? 😢
It is the most unfortunate thing on earth that man is an enemy of man.
> > We received from Baton Rouge the photographic likeness of a slave’s naked back, lacerated by the whip … We look on the picture with amazement that cannot find words for utterance. Amazement at the cruelty which could perpetrate such an outrage as this; at the brutal folly, the stupid ignorance, that could permit such a piece of infatuation; at the absence not only of humane feeling, but of economical prudence of common sense, of ordinary intelligence, displayed in such frantic thoughtlessness. Among what sort of people are such things possible? … This card-photograph should be multiplied by the hundred thousand, and scattered over the states. It tells the story in a way that even Mrs. Stowe cannot approach; because it tells the story to the eye. If seeing is believing—and it is in the immense majority of cases—seeing this card would be equivalent to believing things of the slave states which Northern men and women would move heaven and earth to abolish! —Theodore Tilton, ed. (May 28, 1863). "The Scourged Back". The Independent (New York)
This image can never be ‘unseen’. It’s heartbreaking.
A photo that speaks a thousand words. Wow. 😞
Ive never saw any scar like that…
Anyone mind explain why the whip wound/scar is different with let’s say like motorcycle accident…?
I was compiling images for the civil war photography exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 7 years ago, for the audio guides. My boss and I were doing something flipping through the images and this one came up on the screen and we both just gasped. Truly awful
I can see Willie Lincoln looking at this picture in Lincoln
His true name wasn’t even Peter. He was stripped of his identity, his culture, his spirit and every aspect of his humanity. Yet still today, we do the same.
I remember seeing this photo in elementary school when we first studied the civil war (4th grade) and I instantly understood the horrors of slavery and why the civil war was fought — and knew how fortunate we were that the Union won. This photo was way more impactful on me and my classmates than any textbook. It’s just…haunting.
Utterly heartbreaking. The depravity of some humans- it’s just atrocious!
It’s so saddening but it really puts into perspective that American slavery was not long ago whatsoever considering we have pictures of survivors and their injuries.
The terrible whipping scene in the 12 Years A Slave film has haunted me for years. To see the real deal so clearly like this. Man…. just what in the hell.. beyond evil and completely unforgivable.
Kind of off subject but reminds me of the movie Fury when Shea LeBoufs character says, and im paraphrasing here…”wait till you see what a man can do to another man”
People are cruel as hell.
Well…what did he do wrong? If he would of just followed the rules and not resisted…
That’s how dumb that argument is. Not much has changed.