Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Lausanne, Switzerland. May 1936.

Lausanne, Switzerland. May 1936. Boy with polio.

There's a story behind this one. The boy has a stick and his legs are in irons. Probably a polio victim. There is a message on the back:

"Jacque, Mama, Wendy. Look at the blossom trees and flowers in the background. Jacque's legs are in irons under his trousers but he is always cheerful and is very strong. Doesn't W look tall?"


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