Tattooed man with bird, W. Silk of Paddington, Sydney, 24 April 1940

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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


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    • 09/Jul/2021 08:13:32

    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.

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    State Library of NSW

    • 09/Jul/2021 08:40:45

    👍updated will try to get the catalogue changed as well. Thanks.

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    • 10/Jul/2021 04:09:42

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

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    • 10/Jul/2021 04:15:18

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ July 9, 2021

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    • 10/Jul/2021 07:38:39

    Sehr gut.

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    • 10/Jul/2021 07:55:37

    Superb. Congrats on Explore!

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 10/Jul/2021 09:01:37

    superb shot

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    imatges blanc i negre

    • 10/Jul/2021 16:56:57

    Excel.lent foto i un meravellos blanc i negre, felicitacions. 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️

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    • 10/Jul/2021 20:30:24

    Congrats on Explore!

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    • 10/Jul/2021 21:26:58

    Tattoo = Popeye the Sailor