Category: Journalism Photography
Posted: January 27, 2019



A Victorian bed.

Mary Kelly's Bedroom

by Mr Jones

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The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
The bottom picture is one of mine, taken in a museum of a Victorian bed. Also the center top photo, is a picture i took of (a shot), of Mary Jane Kelly in the same museum (the only known image of when she was alive). The other two, first left:- is from a newspaper illustration (from the time) and the other:- one of just two crime shots at the location of her murder.

On the 9th of November, 1888.

These are the exact words of Inspector Dew. First policeman on the scene.

"As my thoughts go back to Miller?s Court, and what happened there, the old nausea, indignation and horror overwhelm me still? My mental picture of it remains as shockingly clear as though it were but yesterday?No savage could have been more barbaric. No wild animal could have done anything so horrifying."

Mary Kelly?s body lay on the bed, her head turned towards the window. Here face had been mutilated beyond recognition and one feature in particular struck Inspector Dew, "?the poor woman?s eyes. They were wide open, and seemed to be staring straight at me with a look of terror."

Indeed, so thorough were the mutilations to Mary Kelly?s face that her lover Joseph Barnet was later only able to identify her by her eyes and ears.
Post Type: Mixed Media Photography
Mixed Media: Some



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