I found this little gem of an image for sale on eBay today. It comes from a 1965 set of “Civil War Picture” cards – essentially Civil War themed baseball cards.
I’m not quite sure what my favorite part of this hilarious image is:
- Mary Surratt, who was experimenting with volumizing shampoo with horrible results?
- Sam Arnold, who appears to have suffered a massive blow to the head causing a cartoonishly large lump?
- David Herold, who had his eyebrows waxed off, penciled back on, grew a mustache, and then went for the wind swept look for his hair?
If I have to choose, however, I guess my favorite part would have to be John Wilkes Booth, who, in his attempt to remain undetected during his escape, apparently sported a wig. Oh, the things you learn from the internet.
It also seems that Lewis Paine moved the part in his hair to the other side. A dude’s gotta change it up now and again.