This Week’s War: 32

Dear old chap,

Very glad to get your little letter. You don’t say what you thought of the photo, so I must guess. Horrid! Wasn’t it? And why in civilian dress? And the face? Nothing will keep the photographer away from his ghoulish trick of removing every trace of muscle. bone and modelling. [Sampson Archive, SP8/1/2/10/21]

Letter written March 15 1915 by John Sampson (1862-1931), University Librarian, to his wife. This week’s war: 32


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