Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sorry, George

Sorry, George, originally uploaded by Thee E. Aldriches.

Boothill Cemetery in Tombstone might be a tourist trap, but it's pretty damn interesting nonetheless. Poor George Johnson lies among some interesting company, including the men killed at the O.K. Corral.

The description on the reverse side of this postcard reads:

"Hanged by Mistake
Tombstone, Arizona
Impulsive early-day citizens were sometimes overanxious in dealing out justice. George Johnson evidently was a victim of one of their costly mistakes."

This photograph was taken by Stan Davis.

I decided to switch to the white background; the gray was dreary. What do you think?

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