Old Sparky – (In)famous Texan Electric Chair, photo by Kayt Sukel .
Electric chairs are not my favorite subject. Alas they are a fact of life. The blog wouldn’t be complete without a couple of electric chairs.
When a friend of mine announced via twitter she was to visit a Texan Jail museum, the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Texas, USA, with a real electric chair in it, I asked her to make a photo of it for this blog and she gracefully obliged.
This famous (I would say infamous) electric chair was in operation for 40 years, between 1924 and 1964, and had 361 people killed in it.
Thank you Kayt!