Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

A shoe carved from wood, made to look like cow hooves and used by moonshiners during Prohibition to hide their tracks from customs officials.

A shoe carved from wood, made to look like cow hooves and used by moonshiners during Prohibition to hide their tracks from customs officials.

Vintage photo of farm hands eating lunch during harvest circa 1940. Notice the size of the plates. Small.

Harvest Farm Hands Eating Lunch Served by Their Wives in Kitchen of Farmhouse

Vintage photo of farm hands eating lunch during harvest circa 1940. Notice the size of the plates. Small.

Lena Baker (June 8, 1901 – March 5, 1945) was an African American maid who was executed for murder by the State of Georgia in 1945 for killing her employer, Ernest Knight, in 1944. At her trial she said that he had imprisoned and threatened to shoot her should she try to leave. She took his gun and shot him. Baker was the only woman to be executed by electrocution in Georgia.  In 2005 Baker was granted a full and unconditional pardon by the State of Georgia, 60 years after her execution.

Lena Baker (June 8, 1901 – March 5, 1945) was an African American maid who was executed for murder by the State of Georgia in 1945 for killing her employer, Ernest Knight, in 1944. At her trial she said that he had imprisoned and threatened to shoot her should she try to leave. She took his gun and shot him. Baker was the only woman to be executed by electrocution in Georgia. In 2005 Baker was granted a full and unconditional pardon by the State of Georgia, 60 years after her execution.

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