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Hello, I was hoping someone here can help me identify or understand this recently acquired albumen photo.I believe it is British, and shows a man, a dog, and a dead bird. Can't really tell what's going on here...Was the bird a pet-parrot perhaps? did the dog kill it? or is this a hunting photo?

Is the man wearing a clerical collar? Is that a fluffy cat by his feet?

The dog bears a resemblance to Charles Dogson's brother's dog Dido, although that would be quite a stretch.

Just fascinated by the mystery of what is going on here.

Any info-or guesses- would be appreciated.



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Comment by David McGreevy on August 4, 2015 at 23:23

Jonathan, I disagree;


Comment by Jonathan Ross on August 4, 2015 at 11:04

That parrot isn't dead, he's just resting.

Comment by David McGreevy on August 3, 2015 at 16:48

Thanks, Janet,

Now i can't look at the reflection without thinking of a swing and a thought bubble!

So... a cleric, a dog, a dead bird, a swing, possibly a cat...i think I have the beginning of a mystery novel!

Best, David

Comment by Janet Oakley on August 3, 2015 at 12:03

The man is almost certainly wearing a clerical collar. The reflection in the window looks rather like a thought bubble of someone on a swing, though this deepend the mystery rather than explaining the scene.

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