Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Innsmouth Raid

A photograph of bootlegger Giles Upham taken the day after the federal raid on Innsmouth, Massachusetts. He was captured by United States Marines and agents of the Department of Justice in the hidden tunnels beneath the town on February 3, 1928 and later convicted of multiple crimes. Like many of the conspirators taken into custody he displays the signs of generations of inbreeding- bulging, watery eyes, humpbacked posture, and wattle-like growths on the neck.

7 comments:

Nickolas Storm said...

Awesome....love the "shopped up" photos and of course, all the crypto-historical stuff.

Can't wait for an innsmouth prop package!

Skanwy said...

It looks really authentic! I think you captured the Innsmouth look very well :) He looks ready to try his first foray to the ocean depths ;)

Von Bednar said...

That's great stuff! My players are now discovering what happened during the insmouth raid - that's going to be great prop for them.

Viktor T. S. Korpisusi said...

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Malcolm J. Brenner said...

I've added some text to your photo that I think accentuates it, and have done so without plagiarizing HPL! What attribution should I use, however? Who is the photographer? I'd like to give them credit due for such a disturbing portrait... if that's what it is...

Propnomicon said...

It's a retcouched scan of a postcard I picked up on Ebay. The original image pre-dates 1922, but you can credit the retouched version to Propnomicon.

Malcolm J. Brenner said...

Thanks, I'll do that. I hope you're looking forward to Color Out Of Space as much as I am!