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Old 08-23-2017, 02:52 PM
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That's right. I recall you discussing a film. So, did Henry write the GSG and was he short?

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By memory around 5'3". Born in 1835.

Think GSG was from around 49" downwards.
Pretty good fit.
Try it yourself.
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:55 PM
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That's right. I recall you discussing a film. So, did Henry write the GSG and was he short?

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By memory around 5'3". Born in 1835.

Think GSG was from around 49" downwards.
Pretty good fit.
Try it yourself.
Perfecto, in fact.

Not much taller than another Henry often considered a possible JtR.

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Can only think of Leeke and Skinnerton
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Perfecto, in fact.

Not much taller than another Henry often considered a possible JtR.
I'm not sure you can deduce much about the writer from the height of the GSG. We only know the maximum height it could have been written at, which was about 4 feet. Below that height the bricks were black, above that they were white, which isn't much good for chalking on. So even if the writer were eight feet tall he'd still have to write on the black bricks, or find somewhere else for his message.
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Can only think of Leeke and Skinnerton
William Henry Bury -- 5'1"

:-) curious
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I can't believe that I'm actually saying this but hasn't someone proposed Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as the ripper?
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I can't believe that I'm actually saying this but hasn't someone proposed Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as the ripper?
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I can't believe that I'm actually saying this but hasn't someone proposed Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as the ripper?
Another Henry!

Actually he was "commissioned" for 16 tableaux at Le Chabanais,
Run by an Irish lady named Kelly.
Prince of Wales was a regular in the 1880s.

"According to Joseph Barnett, on arriving in London, Kelly went to work in a high class brothel in the West End. She says that during this time she frequently rode in a carriage and accompanied one gentleman to Paris, which she didn't like and she returned. "

Mary Ann Kelly becomes Mary Jeanette Kelly

Henri did work in London and was a friend of Oscar Wilde's.
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I'm not sure you can deduce much about the writer from the height of the GSG. We only know the maximum height it could have been written at, which was about 4 feet. Below that height the bricks were black, above that they were white, which isn't much good for chalking on. So even if the writer were eight feet tall he'd still have to write on the black bricks, or find somewhere else for his message.
Hi, Joshua,
Just mentally playing around with the premise of this thread: Can we profile the Ripper from the GSG?

Could an 8-foot tall guy, or even a 6-footer like Tumblety, have maintained a "good school-boy hand" from that height as he placed the GSG?

Would a tall person have been more likely to select a different dark surface on which to write his chalk message instead of having to scrunch over so far? And again, in such scrunching could he have maintained a good handwriting?

For some of those suggested as JtR possibilities, the height would have been near perfect.

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I can't believe that I'm actually saying this but hasn't someone proposed Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as the ripper?
yep, and if time machines were more readily available we could all be tossed into the mix because of our strange interest in the case.
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