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Today , the furcoat I purchased on ETSY from wolfman1377 Vintage Clothing and Accessories arrived! As it is very close to the original found at the crime scene, I felt quite shaken thinking about a woman covering her dead children.
Here is a look at opening the box.
The next photoshoot with Jocelyn and Jay is in the works! It feels quite humbling to experience the story revealing itself.
Recall my previous post about A WOMAN’S FURCOAT.
… Covering the bodies was the celanese lining of a woman’s’ coat and a small portion of the fur collar. In the hairs of the collar were hemlock needles, which indicated that needles were falling at that time.
Later from the scant clues, city furrier R.J. Pop. Fifteenth and Granville, laboriously reconstructed a duplicate of the coat of such accuracy that the original button, later found at the scene was identical to the one put on the duplicate.
Police say it was worn by a chunkily built woman about 5 foot 3 or 4…
The coat discovered at the scene was reconstructed and featured in an article in The Vancouver Sun on April 20, 1953. Initially it was described as an “oilskin coat” but it turned out to be a fur coat with its lining facing out. “[The victims] were covered with a cloth later found to be the lining of a woman’s fur coat of the factory mass production type.”
The article described the coat as a “dark brown Coney (dyed rabbit) with leg-o-mutton shoulders, popular in 1943.” “The lining of Celanese material (a synthetic fiber first spun in 1921) indicated the coat had been worn two or three years.”
The coat was described as size 16 and 40 inches (101.6 cm) long. “From the length of the fur coat lining which covered the skeletons, police believe it was worn by a short, stocky woman about five feet three or four inches tall weighing between 125 and 135 pounds.”
Many have been asking if they can still contribute to the graphic novel project. That’s wonderful!!! The rewards will stay the same as on Kickstarter. Take a look at the rewards on the Kickstarter site. You can donate via PAYPAL here: DONATE