Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Weird Wednesday

A few images from the London Police News circa 1870, compiled by Leonard De Vries into his wonderful book 'Orrible Murder (1974). I read a copy in Mold library yonks ago and recently found it again in a second-hand bookshop for a pound. 'Elephant Teasing' isn't an expresion you read nowadays. You may need to click on the pix to enlarge them, but theiy're all clearly captioned (except maybe 'Death From Swallowing a Mouse'). There's no point giving further details - just enjoy their gruseome, gothic weirdness.

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