Wooden Maiden, British Torture Device: 1910s

Wooden Maiden, British Torture Device: 1910s

Torture device known as the wooden maiden aboard the prison convict ship Success. The Success was used in the 1850s to transport British convicts to Australia. Similar to the iron jacket, or the iron maiden, a prisoner was placed inside and long nails were sometimes pounded in. On the deck of a ship as shown, it would also become extremely hot inside the device on warm days. Bain News Service, publisher. Photo taken between 1910 and 1915. LOC original medium: 5 x 7 in. or smaller glass negative.


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British has dumped its trash on other nations, has given what doesnt belong to them to other and in the present era continues torture