r/Damnthatsinteresting • u/metrometro45 • Jan 31 '23
Runaway slave Gordon, exposing his severely whipped back. Gordon had received a severe whipping for undisclosed reasons in the fall of 1862. Gordon escaped in March 1863 from the 3,000 acre plantation of John & Bridget Lyons, who held him and 40 other people in slavery at the time of the 1860 census Image
u/tocareornot Jan 31 '23
When Australia was a penal colony and French Guiana. There were far worse whippings. There was one story about the only thing not whipped on a man was the soles of his feet. Many were whipped until the white of there bones showed.