by j4p4n - uploaded on December 10, 2014, 2:41 am
They were a bit more openly morbid back in the past maybe. This image is of a baby hanging. I guess the only way to clearly understand the thinking behind that is to read the original article that accompanied it. I don't usually preserve that along with the synthesized clipart, but in this case it's worth a read I guess:
The other day a man was "hanged
by the neck until dead."
To the executioner, the doctors,
the newspaper men, the jury that
tried him, the judge that sentenced
him, HE WAS A MAN!
But to a woman- the woman who
brought him into this world of ours,
he was a baby; HER BABY!
To this poor, worn, heartbroken
little woman, the being on the gallows,
that being with a black cap
closing his eyes to his fellow man;
that being with a tightening noose
around his neck was NOT a man. As
she sat in her darkened home and
waited for the moment that was to
dash HER BABY into eternity, her
thought harkened back again for the
millionth time to her baby's cradle
Again and again she hugged in her
empty arms the spirit form of her
baby. She crooned over the baby as
she used to do. She looked into those
eyes and saw the black cap! She
kissed the baby's neck and felt the
terrible hangman's rope. She touched
baby's tiny toes and found them
standing on the gallows!
Just keep that thought in mind
when you read about a man being
hanged. Somewhere mother THE
MOTHER OF THAT MAN is having
burned into her heart THE HANGING
OF HER BABY!
You know, it isn't that mother's
fault that her baby turned out to be
what the world calls a "bad man."
She didn't put the poolroom, the saloon,
the gambling den in her boy's
way. Society did all that; and society
is now hanging the product of
its own making.
Is it right?