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“The ‘Turn of the Century’ called… and it wants its waistcoat, specs, and mustache back.  Between gin-fizz-slinging barmen in suspenders and Brooklyn dudes in bowler hats, you couldn’t swing a walking stick in ’09 without hitting a Teddy Roosevelt look-alike.”

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–GQ

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April 1865, Washington DC — Lewis Powell, aka Lewis Payne, was a member of the conspiracy led by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate senior members of the American government. Powell was charged with the assassination of Secretary of State William Seward, but failed. Here he is held at the Washington Navy Yard, prior to his execution.  This picture was taken by Alexander Gardner. — Image by © Library of Congress – digital ve/Science Faction/Corbis

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April 1865, Washington DC — Michael O’Laughlin was a member of John Wilkes Booth’s first conspiracy against President Lincoln, a plot to kidnap him and ransom him for Confederate prisoners. O’Laughlin dropped out after prisoner exchanges began, and did not take part in Booth’s assassination plan; he was arrested after the assassination (here being held on the USS Saugus at the Washington Navy Yard), and after conviction died in prison. This picture was taken by Alexander Gardner. — Image by © Library of Congress – digital ve/Science Faction/Corbis

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April 1865, Washington DC — Lewis Powell, aka Lewis Payne, was a member of the conspiracy led by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate senior members of the American government. Powell was charged with the assassination of Secretary of State William Seward, but failed. Here he is held aboard the USS Saugus at the Washington Navy Yard, prior to his execution.  This picture was taken by Alexander Gardner. — Image by © Library of Congress – digital ve/Science Faction/Corbis

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