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Old 01-15-2016, 04:28 PM
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That face is very odd and definitely has a metallic sheen. It's not a photo of any Ripper victim IMO. Perhaps it's a photo of a mockup made for some long ago horror film--mad scientist, aliens, something like that.
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Default An illustrated article on Pranzini

I tried to start a different thread on this yesterday but got no response. Then I found this slightly old thread regarding Pranzini and "anatomical venus" museums.

Wikipedia has foreign language sections which are worth looking at, even if you can't speak Italian or French or Russia, due to illustrations. The French Wikipedia has an article on Pranzini, with photographs of the corpses of his three dead victims, all killed in bed. He apparently cut their throats. This is the cite I found.

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Pranzini

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Old 03-30-2016, 04:23 AM
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Very clear photos, probably taken in the Paris Mortuary, do you think? I think it's very likely actually that Jack spent a few pennies taking a look at the Pranzini exhibit and others in the Whitechapel waxworks. Perhaps newspaper accounts in Britain showed engravings of the Paris victims? Polly Nichols was killed on the anniversary of Pranzini's execution, though I tend to think the red sky over the docks area that night was a greater stimulus to Jack than any memories of the Paris killings.
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Very clear photos, probably taken in the Paris Mortuary, do you think? I think it's very likely actually that Jack spent a few pennies taking a look at the Pranzini exhibit and others in the Whitechapel waxworks. Perhaps newspaper accounts in Britain showed engravings of the Paris victims? Polly Nichols was killed on the anniversary of Pranzini's execution, though I tend to think the red sky over the docks area that night was a greater stimulus to Jack than any memories of the Paris killings.
You know, I wish somebody could put that French Wikipedia page into our Ripper Wiki section - someone who could also do a good translation of the French into English. I'm curious about what it says about Pranzini and his case. As for those photos, they might be from the mortuary, and the French have many such photos of victims (like Troppman's in 1869) that survived.

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Hi Jeff,

I started this post, and actually, there's more to the story which will be in my book getting published next week!

My mother's in the hospital, so I can't elaborate at the moment, but I will!

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Hi Jeff,

I started this post, and actually, there's more to the story which will be in my book getting published next week!

My mother's in the hospital, so I can't elaborate at the moment, but I will!

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Hi Jeff,

I started this post, and actually, there's more to the story which will be in my book getting published next week!

My mother's in the hospital, so I can't elaborate at the moment, but I will!

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Hi Mike,

Like GUT I hope your mom does well.

I look forward to seeing the rest of your studies involving Pranzini.

Jeff
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For JTR to carry out such horrendous murders, it would make sense for him to have had some prior insight of how a killer operates. Before the radio, television and the internet, Museums and Penny Papers would be all you could refer too for such gruesome details. Very interesting indeed.
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