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Offline aclassifier  
#1 Posted : 18 May 2020 20:56:34(UTC)
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I have described what I did at the


This has been so fun, so I wanted to show it to somebodyBlink

The original and the impossible poster behind

Øyvind
Trondheim
Norway
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#2 Posted : 20 May 2020 00:13:54(UTC)
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Hello Øyvind

Thanks so much.
Your web page and description is so impressive.

I will share that with some of my English friends.

regards
Kimball
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#3 Posted : 20 May 2020 01:39:03(UTC)
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nice work!

When I read your description, and the original description, I was surprised to see the child described as a boy.

I find it very unlikely that a small boy would have had hair that long in the 1920s and 1930s.
The white stocking also seem to suggest a girl in that era too...

Anyone else think the artist was depicting a girl?

Dale
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Offline aclassifier  
#4 Posted : 20 May 2020 09:54:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
nice work!

...Anyone else think the artist was depicting a girl?


Great comment! That never appeared to me! But wouldn’t a girl have had a buckle or a hair bow? (are those the right words?) But if the little charm is boy or.. girl, the better for the poster, I assume?

I added a chapter Boy or.. girl?. This was just too good an observation. I also found a picture of my father from when he was 2 years old, in 1917. It's there.

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Offline kimballthurlow  
#5 Posted : 20 May 2020 11:04:23(UTC)
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I have always assumed (since 1959) that the figure was a boy.
But now you mention it ..........

Blink
Kimball

PS - The Science Museum describes him as a boy.
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Offline aclassifier  
#6 Posted : 20 May 2020 11:37:49(UTC)
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And my youngest daughter now said that she always looked at the person as a girl, but never protested when I talked about “him”. She now specialises in costume and says she thinks it could probably be either one.

Plus: My brother in law said the he believed that boys were traditionally often dressed as girls to avoid the biblical Massacre of the Innocents in the New Testament.

How much interesting matters that appeared just because of your comment, @daleschultz!
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Offline Bogenschütze  
#7 Posted : 20 May 2020 12:06:16(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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I've been a fan of the Southern Railway and it's constituent companies for almost 60 years and I have some notes about this poster that I made in the '70s. Unfortunately I didn't record the source. The poster was a colourised version of a black and white photo taken in 1925. The photographer recorded the name of the boy as Ronald Witt and the crewman as Fireman Woof from Nine Elms shed. I guess the SR PR department who produced the poster were way ahead of their time with the concept of "gender neutral".

I've also written that Fireman Woof committed suicide although I can't find anything on Google to shed more light on it.
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Offline aclassifier  
#8 Posted : 20 May 2020 13:04:23(UTC)
aclassifier

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Originally Posted by: Bogenschütze Go to Quoted Post
I've been a fan of the Southern Railway and it's constituent companies for almost 60 years and I have some notes about this poster that I made in the '70s. Unfortunately I didn't record the source. The poster was a colourised version of a black and white photo taken in 1925. The photographer recorded the name of the boy as Ronald Witt and the crewman as Fireman Woof from Nine Elms shed. I guess the SR PR department who produced the poster were way ahead of their time with the concept of "gender neutral".

I've also written that Fireman Woof committed suicide although I can't find anything on Google to shed more light on it.


This information is so fantastic that I can't believe it! Thanks a lot! I will update with this info and its source at the blog note (later today). Again, thank you!

Øyvind (69)
Trondheim
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