Tattooed man with bird, W. Silk of Paddington with model of a ship, 24 April 1940, by A. Grimes, from vintage negative, ACP Magazines Ltd. photographic archive, State Library of New South Wales, ON 388/Box 026/Item 026 collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/digital/yl085m4gKVMop
Some very poor descriptive work here - most unusual for this library! The description 'sailing ship' is presumably based on a cursory glance at the shadows on the man's chest. But any look at the actual model the bird is sitting on will show it is a then-modern major warship - with a clear German ensign flying from atop the foremast. At a guess it might be a model of the Deutschland-class cruiser Admiral Graf Spee which was scuttled at Montevideo the previous year after the Battle of the River Plate.
State Library of NSW
👍updated will try to get the catalogue changed as well. Thanks.
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Tattoo = Popeye the Sailor