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Old 02-11-2009, 02:35 AM
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I made a previous post that was lost in the crash regarding red kerchiefs

If I remember correctly, William Bury's wife wore a reddish brown ulster and sported a red kerchief.

I tentatively suggested the kerchief was a trigger to Bury - reminding him of his wife.

Mary Nichols wore a reddish brown ulster
Annie and Catherine had red on their neckerchiefs (I think Annie also had red striped stockings and Catherine had a red thread repair to one of her boots.
Liz had the red flower.

It is a possibility the victims were selected for what they wore/looked like - maybe not by Bury though

It is one thing if the Ripper selected his victim like this - quite another if he was prepared to "set-up" his fantasy situation by providing his intended victim with the prop - the red neckerchief
Red might be a bit of a sign for prostitution, don't know......I can recall reading somewhere about prostitutes in history and they did have a code with colour and dress and this wasn't just in England it was in Europe, infact i recall that in Italy if women who were not prostitutes wore one colour with another and a particular style of dress was also mentioned to go alongside it, she was fined! I wonder where the name ' The Red light District ' comes from?
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