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    In the 1988 documentary "The secret Identity of Jack the Ripper" (The one with Peter Ustinov & Jan Leeming) about 43 minutes in when discussing Druitt's candidacy and his "Good Family" a photograph is shown on screen.





    Is this a "known" photograph? It is shown just before a segment by Dan Farson, is it genuine or just a "stock good family photo"?

    If it is genuine, which one is Monty?
    My opinion is all I have to offer here,

    Dave.

    Smilies are canned laughter.

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    Originally posted by DirectorDave View Post
    In the 1988 documentary "The secret Identity of Jack the Ripper" (The one with Peter Ustinov & Jan Leeming) about 43 minutes in when discussing Druitt's candidacy and his "Good Family" a photograph is shown on screen.





    Is this a "known" photograph? It is shown just before a segment by Dan Farson, is it genuine or just a "stock good family photo"?

    If it is genuine, which one is Monty?
    Some of the Druitts were clergymen so that part fits. Although that having been said, none of the males look like Monty to me. My sense is that, as you suspect, this may be a generic family group and not MJD's family at all.
    Christopher T. George
    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
    just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
    For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
    RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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    • #3
      Very strange, all the other photographs used in the programme are ones I recognise...they use this photo more than once when referring to Druitt's family.
      My opinion is all I have to offer here,

      Dave.

      Smilies are canned laughter.

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      • #4
        Also interestingly there are 6 "younger" individuals that could be 6 Druitt children.

        Could the man of the cloth be great uncle William (Mayo) ?






        The guy 2nd from the left does resemble the picture of Edward Druitt...





        Flipped the known Edward pic...certainly their 'tashes are dead ringers for each other!

        Last edited by DirectorDave; 10-02-2017, 05:50 AM.
        My opinion is all I have to offer here,

        Dave.

        Smilies are canned laughter.

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        • #5
          The family photo is not in JJ Hainesworth's Druitt book, so at the very least the photo is probably not 100% verified. But of the known pictures of MJD, he appeared to have narrow shoulders and a very long neck, similar to the male in the center back row with the cap

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          • #6
            None of them really look like Monty to me. As Pontius said, the guy in the cloth cap is the closest, but even he isn't very similar for my money.

            Was Druitt ever a transvestite
            Regards

            Herlock






            "Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DirectorDave View Post
              Flipped the known Edward pic...certainly their 'tashes are dead ringers for each other!

              Very close, Dave, and I'm almost convinced. However, Edward's chin seems slightly squarer to my eyes, and his jawline altogether more firm. Could that be a trick of the light?
              Kind regards, Sam Flynn

              "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pontius2000 View Post
                The family photo is not in JJ Hainesworth's Druitt book, so at the very least the photo is probably not 100% verified. But of the known pictures of MJD, he appeared to have narrow shoulders and a very long neck, similar to the male in the center back row with the cap
                I have heard from Jonathan Hainesworth and he has confirmed that this is indeed a Druitt family group photograph, although Monty himself is not among those present.

                Chris
                Christopher T. George
                Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                • #9
                  Thanks Chris, I've never seen the photo anywhere else.

                  I screen-grabbed it off a rather dodgy recording it would be nice to see a better copy of it.
                  My opinion is all I have to offer here,

                  Dave.

                  Smilies are canned laughter.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Dave

                    This is what Jonathan said to me by pm at JtR Forums --

                    "Just to drop you a line about the 'Druitt' photo that has surfaced on Casebook. It is of James Druitt Sr. and family. Among the people in the picture is James Jr. and both attended Montague's funeral.

                    "James Sr. was one of Montie's uncles. . . ."

                    Cheers

                    Chris
                    Christopher T. George
                    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                    just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                    For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                    RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                    • #11
                      Hi Chris,

                      Sorry for the late reply, I thought I had responded to this at the time.

                      Thank Jonathan for me, cheers.
                      My opinion is all I have to offer here,

                      Dave.

                      Smilies are canned laughter.

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                      • #12
                        maybe can compare Montague with this one ?

                        Pat
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