america’s electric chairs. pictured above is the first electric chair which was first used in 1860. for some reason i was surprised to learn that they were used in the 19th century. the site lists the race of those executed in various states. nearly all the blacks executed were for rape, whereas almost no whites were. considering the time period and the history in the south i wonder if those were fair trials or just trumped up charges. i’d be curious to see a similiar site about the electric chair outside the states. how widely was it used in other countries? via geisha asobi.