THE JACK THE RIPPER LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS. Dutfield's Yard and The Whitby Collection

Author: Hutchinson (Philip)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Amberley
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781848687844
Price: 7.00
Softcover. 'A book aimed at Jack the Ripper historians. This is not a standard retelling of the story of the Whitechapel Murders; in fact, it hardly touches on them at all. This is, however, the tale of historically important photographs connected to the case, discovered by Ripper historian Philip Hutchinson in 2007. Half of the book deals with The Whitby Collection. This is a surviving series of twenty-seven images taken by the amateur criminologist John Gordon Whitby in 1961. They show many of the murder locations and related streets as they looked at that time. The book will not only tell the known facts about the photographer, but will - for the first time - reproduce every one of the photographs, along with modern comparison shots. The second half of the book deals with an image that some have described as the most important photographic discovery in the Jack the Ripper case for a quarter of a century. Before the discovery of a unique image purchased on eBay for less that $5, no photographic image was known to exist of the murder location of supposed Ripper victim Elizabeth Stride. Not only will this book present the photograph to the world for the first time, it will also discuss in detail the vast amount of research that has been undertaken to authenticate and date the image and, with frequent reference to the photo album it came from, will try to close in on identifying the photographer'. Profusely illus. 96pp. trade size softcover. F. with no creasing to covers.


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