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Weird Photo Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The grim reaper has a smile!

Does our lovely lady know who will be in the chamber after her?

Written on the back of our Weird Photo Wednesday photograph: "First to brethe [sic] death in the new lethal gas chamber at the Colorado State Penitentiary will be Walter R. Rep[p]in, 18, convicted at Colorado Springs Thursday of the murder of a taxicab driver and sentenced to pay with his life the week of January 6, 1934. Shown here is the we [sic] welded steel shell of the chamber made by a Denver iron works company and ready for shipment to Canon City. Margaret Fliedner is seated where Reppin will sit for the last time."

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