Pencil Drawing by: Kenneth Reams,
Title: George Stinney,
The youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th Century.On June 16, 1944, the state of South Carolina executed (14 year old) George Stinney, Jr. Upon his execution dictionaries had to be stacked on the seat of the electric chair so that he could sit properly in the chair for his execution. *Image from South Carolina Department of Archives and History*
Graphic Art by: Isa
Title: Barbara Graham,
(dubbed "Bloody Bab" by the press) was a prostitute, drug addict,and a murderer who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1955.When Graham was strapped into the gas chamber by Warden Joe Peretti, he told her, "Now take a deep breath and it wont bother you". To which she responded,"How in the hell would you know"? After Graham's death her life story was made into a movie titled: "I WANT TO LIVE" starring Susan Hayward,who later won an Academy Award for playing Graham in the film.