Carnivàle: Lincoln Highway   First Watch 
June 14, 2015 3:11 PM - Season 2, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Ruthie's visitor leaves lipstick traces; Lila tries to reach Lodz; Sofie finds salvation in her work; Iris takes Eleanor on a picnic.
posted by drezdn (2 comments total)
I've never seriously considered the real process of tarring and feathering before. It was often shown as kinda jokey. Not any more.
posted by unliteral at 5:04 PM on June 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Looking into it further, I see that it was pine tar that was likely used – humiliation rather than death and disfigurement being the most common result.
posted by unliteral at 5:10 PM on June 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

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