In 1878, [Big Nose George] Parrott and his gang murdered two law enforcement officers in the US state of Wyoming. In 1880, after getting drunk and boasting of the killings, the men were apprehended and Big Nose George was sentenced to hang on April 2, 1881, following a trial, but he attempted to escape while being held at a Rawlins, Wyoming jail. When news of the attempted escape reached the people of Rawlins, a 200-strong lynch mob snatched George from the prison at gunpoint and strung him up from a telegraph pole.
Doctors Thomas Maghee and John Eugene Osborne took possession of Parrott’s body after his death, in order to study the outlaw’s brain for signs of criminality. During these procedures, the top of Parrott’s skull was crudely sawn off and the cap was presented to a 15-year-old girl named Lilian Heath. Heath would go on to become the first female doctor in Wyoming, and is noted to have used Parrott’s skull as an ash tray, pen holder and doorstop.
Skin from George’s thighs, chest and face was removed. The skin, including the dead man’s nipples, was sent to a tannery in Denver, where it was made into a pair of shoes and a medical bag. The shoes were kept by John Eugene Osborne, who wore them at his inaugural ball after being elected as the first Democratic Governor of the State of Wyoming. Parrott’s dismembered body was stored in a whiskey barrel filled with a salt solution for about a year, while the experiments continued, until he was buried in the yard behind Maghee’s office. Today the shoes created from the skin of Big Nose George are on permanent display at the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins, Wyoming, together with the bottom part of the outlaw’s skull and George’s earless death mask.

In 1878, [Big Nose George] Parrott and his gang murdered two law enforcement officers in the US state of Wyoming. In 1880, after getting drunk and boasting of the killings, the men were apprehended and Big Nose George was sentenced to hang on April 2, 1881, following a trial, but he attempted to escape while being held at a Rawlins, Wyoming jail. When news of the attempted escape reached the people of Rawlins, a 200-strong lynch mob snatched George from the prison at gunpoint and strung him up from a telegraph pole.

Doctors Thomas Maghee and John Eugene Osborne took possession of Parrott’s body after his death, in order to study the outlaw’s brain for signs of criminality. During these procedures, the top of Parrott’s skull was crudely sawn off and the cap was presented to a 15-year-old girl named Lilian Heath. Heath would go on to become the first female doctor in Wyoming, and is noted to have used Parrott’s skull as an ash tray, pen holder and doorstop.

Skin from George’s thighs, chest and face was removed. The skin, including the dead man’s nipples, was sent to a tannery in Denver, where it was made into a pair of shoes and a medical bag. The shoes were kept by John Eugene Osborne, who wore them at his inaugural ball after being elected as the first Democratic Governor of the State of Wyoming. Parrott’s dismembered body was stored in a whiskey barrel filled with a salt solution for about a year, while the experiments continued, until he was buried in the yard behind Maghee’s office. Today the shoes created from the skin of Big Nose George are on permanent display at the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins, Wyoming, together with the bottom part of the outlaw’s skull and George’s earless death mask.

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by chillhiro

All that’s left of him.

by chillhiro

All that’s left of him.

Chewing Gum, 2009  Leather
by Kobi Levi



So last season.

Chewing Gum, 2009
  Leather

by Kobi Levi

So last season.

rεsılıεnt hεtεromogεnεous rhızomε . .
by jef safi

rεsılıεnt hεtεromogεnεous rhızomε . .

by jef safi

Have you ever surreptitiously taken a photo of a stranger’s shoes because you thought they were cool?
Me too!

Have you ever surreptitiously taken a photo of a stranger’s shoes because you thought they were cool?

Me too!

(via overhere: garance)
Shiny.

(via overhere: garance)

Shiny.

Hi! I’m not really here! But wouldn’t these shoes look nice with this (hypothetical) dress?
(via 52hearts: Design Lovely)

Hi! I’m not really here! But wouldn’t these shoes look nice with this (hypothetical) dress?

(via 52hearts: Design Lovely)

Stilts (2003)
by Eelko Moorer

Stilts (2003)

by Eelko Moorer

And finally, my favorite picture from this morning, my new shoes! I feel like I’m walking on pillowtop mattresses. My evening walk should be effortless. Besides, it’s only 100.9° out there right now. Piece of cake.

And finally, my favorite picture from this morning, my new shoes! I feel like I’m walking on pillowtop mattresses. My evening walk should be effortless. Besides, it’s only 100.9° out there right now. Piece of cake.

by Mai Lamore
mai l’amore = ever love
Who is Mai Lamore?
(photo)

by Mai Lamore

mai l’amore = ever love

Who is Mai Lamore?

(photo)

A Simple Line of Shoes
my polaroid blog (via hmk)
(via handa)

A Simple Line of Shoes

my polaroid blog (via hmk)

(via handa)

Chinese Shoes
Polly Wreford

Chinese Shoes

Polly Wreford

Yves Saint Laurent Heel, $2700, Cosmopolitan Shoes
I know it’s not the point — but my God, do these shoes look uncomfortable.

Yves Saint Laurent Heel, $2700, Cosmopolitan Shoes

I know it’s not the point — but my God, do these shoes look uncomfortable.

Firenze - Piazza dell’Olio
Autoritratto in B/N con scarpe viola | Self portrait in black & white with violet shoes
(via)

Firenze - Piazza dell’Olio

Autoritratto in B/N con scarpe viola | Self portrait in black & white with violet shoes

(via)

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