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I'm not sure how I've only just noticed, but the Star 11th Sept '88 has a sketch of John Piser, alias Leather Apron!
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Piser said that sketch looked no more like himself than it did the man on the moon.

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I'm not sure how I've only just noticed, but the Star 11th Sept '88 has a sketch of John Piser, alias Leather Apron!
That's Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, if I'm not mistaken
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I saw this sketch somewhere before I just can't remember where!
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Piser said that sketch looked no more like himself than it did the man on the moon.

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Maybe because it might be Piggott? As Chris Phillips once suggested
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Here's an 1888 sketch of LA

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Maybe because it might be Piggott? As Chris Phillips once suggested
Funnily enough, Piggott is mentioned in the paragraph above, so I assumed it was him until I saw the caption (it's pretty close to how I pictured him). So you (and Chris) may well be correct.
It also mentions that it was Piggott who Mrs Fiddymont failed to pick out of a lineup, whereas I'm pretty sure that another article said this was Piser.
I suppose they could both have been in the lineup, but still...
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Funnily enough, Piggott is mentioned in the paragraph above, so I assumed it was him until I saw the caption (it's pretty close to how I pictured him). So you (and Chris) may well be correct.
It also mentions that it was Piggott who Mrs Fiddymont failed to pick out of a lineup, whereas I'm pretty sure that another article said this was Piser.
I suppose they could both have been in the lineup, but still...
To be honest, I hadn't really thought too much about it until Chris mentioned it once and then he got me wondering. IIRC Chris noted that Piser's description didn't feature a beard. That's the only part of his reasoning I remember offhand, but there was more to it.
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To be honest, I hadn't really thought too much about it until Chris mentioned it once and then he got me wondering. IIRC Chris noted that Piser's description didn't feature a beard. That's the only part of his reasoning I remember offhand, but there was more to it.
Yes, I think Piser was described as having two or three days of beard growth, but that looks a lot more to me.
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I think the sketch of the fellow with the heavy 'tasche and a scar on his clean-shaven cheek is more likely to be Pizer or Piser, given that he was described as a ugly man who the boys taunted, or something of the sort.

The bearded gent has a monocle, for Pete's sake! Does look like Toulouse-Latrec, though.

I will add that many sketches of Ripper suspects who were presumed to be Jewish reflected a certain biogtry of the era.
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