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  • A photograph of Joseph Lawende in 1899

    Earlier this year I was delighted to receive from a descendant of Joseph Lawende a copy of a group photograph taken at the wedding of his daughter Rose to Isidore Goodman Samuel in 1899. Joseph can be seen on the right at the back, standing next to his wife Annie. The bridesmaid sitting in the centre at the front is Joseph's youngest daughter Ruby. I am most grateful to the owner of the photograph for permission to reproduce it here.

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    And here is a detail of the photograph showing Joseph:

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    • #3
      Thanks for that fascinating photo, Chris.

      Blimey, what a moustache!

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      • #4
        Fascinating indeed, the man who saw Jack the Ripper. Great Photo Chris.

        all the best

        Observer

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        • #5
          Of course, it's interesting to compare this photo with the one taken 24 years later, which his great-granddaughter Melanie Dolman sent to Adam Wood, and which was published in Ripperologist magazine:
          http://www.casebook.org/dissertation...n-who-saw.html

          Joseph was 52 when the first photo was taken, and a couple of weeks short of his 76th birthday at the time of the second.

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          • #6
            Many thanks for this, Chris. A fabulous photograph!

            Love,

            Caz
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            "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov


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            • #7
              That's a wonderful photo, Chris - I think the word is evocative.

              There must have been good money in selling cigarettes in those days - such style!

              Graham
              We are suffering from a plethora of surmise, conjecture and hypothesis. - Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure Of Silver Blaze

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              • #8
                Hi,
                Dutfields yard photo... thats history now, we have a picture of a genuine witness, well we have two really, if we include 'Topping'.
                Many thanks to the owner, and many thanks to Chris.
                Regards Richard.

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                • #9
                  Wowee, you could use that 'tache as a pipe cleaner!!
                  Thanks for posting that up Chris, great stuff.

                  Cheers,
                  Adam.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Chris. The guy looks dashing and theatrical.

                    Mike
                    huh?

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                    • #11
                      Simply fantastic. Thanks to all for sharing and posting!

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                      • #12
                        Well done!

                        Excellent discovery - don't we all wish we could do as well!

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                        • #13
                          Together

                          I hope you don't mind me putting them both together for comparison.
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                          • #14
                            Jimmy Edwards??? lol.

                            Originally posted by Robert View Post
                            Thanks for that fascinating photo, Chris.

                            Blimey, what a moustache!
                            Hi Robert,

                            What a moustache indeed!!! A "Lesser Crested Tumbletonian", no less. Virtually extict now of course and so rare to see an actual photo of one in the wild!

                            Best wishes,

                            Zodiac.
                            And thus I clothe my naked villainy
                            With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
                            And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.

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                            • #15
                              What a wonderful find

                              Look how beautifully dressed they are. Not what I'd expected.

                              There seems to be a bit of a moustache competition going on

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