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Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 19:30:02 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) sepia man as Tilly?
From: Adam Stephanides 

Roy C. Lackey wrote:

> mantis wrote:
>> But what if the normal sepia man really is a man that neither one has ever
>> seen--what if he is Tilly?
> It just occurred to me why this can't be--probably, maybe.
> "He was one of the tallest men I ever saw, I guess, but most of the time he
> stood like he didn't have any chest at all, all hollowed out there, so he
> didn't look much taller than the average." (117) Even slouched, Tilly was
> above average height.

But we don't know that the other man isn't above average height.  All Miss
Hadow says about him is that he isn't "really very tall," which still allows
for him to be taller than average.

And mantis wrote:

> Is 1920 a good benchmark for natural sepia, for the clothing, for the
> Lombard reference?

All Miss Hadow says is that the girl's face reminds her of Carole Lombard,
not the clothes or hairstyle; so the Lombard reference doesn't help to date
the photo.



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