The sensational brutal murders of five prostitutes in London's East End in the autumn of 1888 by an unknown killer who came to be called `Jack the Ripper' are probably the most famous unsolved crimes in history.
The five "soiled doves" were stabbed to death in Whitechapel between August 31st and November 9th, 1888, always late at night. Then, for unknown reasons, the killings stopped.
Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols - August 31st, 1888
Annie Chapman - September 8th, 1888
Elizabeth Stride - September 30th, 1888
Catharine Eddowes - September 30th, 1888 (about half-a-mile apart from Elizabeth Stride)
and Mary Jane Kelly - November 9th, 1888
The women were not merely just murdered, but horribly mutilated, with organs and other private bits removed and some possibility eaten. The Mary Jane Kelly was mutilated nearly beyond recognition. The photographs of the bodies even today are still deeply shocking because of their incredible savagery.
This poster is 17 inches wide by 22 inches high, generous black ink lushly printed on heavy parchment stock.
PLEASE NOTE: This poster image was hand drawn by Madame Talbot using nothing more than pen and ink on illustration board.
After the poster was completed, it was taken to a real printer and printed on an offset printing press.
Absolutely no computers were used in the making of this poster, all of it was drawn entirely by hand.
The copyright notice is on the website image only and not on the printed poster.
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