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Thread: RARE 1901 footage of the execution of Leon Czolgosz, assassin of US president William McKinley

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    Default RARE 1901 footage of the execution of Leon Czolgosz, assassin of US president William McKinley

    Found this rare footage of the execution of Leon Czolgosz from 1901. He was the assassin of 25th US president William McKinley. It's quite surreal seeing Czolgosz's body shake as he is being executed. McKinley was the 3rd US president to be assassinated and was the 3rd US president to be assassinated in just 36 years from Lincoln's assassination to his own with James Garfield in the middle.

    At around 1.20 he is being led to the electric chair.

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    I'd say the crack in your house is great.

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    Is this a Christmas present for p.ie users?

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    According to the comments, this is a re-enactment. We were not, nor are not, barbarous enough to film execution, certain despotisms excepted, although public executions were a population occasion.

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    What a nice Christmassy video

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    Nothing like a bit of snuff on Christmas Day. Jesus....

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    It was an advert for Edison Co

    Very good book about the murder of McKinley and the US at the time, which defined the US evolution economically, politically and its foreign policy

    The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century: Scott Miller: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
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    Does it matter what time of year I post this? History is history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RahenyFG View Post
    Does it matter what time of year I post this? History is history.

    You should know how easy it is to upset the middle-class at this time of year.

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    I wonder if Tommy knew McKinley too? I think we'll have to remove this thread, just in case.

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