Sunday, 7 February 2010

Blind Percy

In the early part of the last century, charitable organisations used picture postcards to tug at the heartstrings of potential donors. Often they showed waifs and strays. Here, Sister Eva and Blind Percy are 'posed' in support of Her Majesty's Hospital for Waif Children at Stepney Causeway in London. The establishment is a Dr. Barnado's Home. Blind Percy looks content, but I wonder what became of him?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how some images and thoughts tug at the fragile strings around the heart. I too, wonder of blind Percy now, of what his life may have been. Perhaps we could imagine it for him here?

    -After the huge response from the blind Percy postcard, Percy was adopted by a young deaf couple, who felt they could be his eyes, if in return he would be their ears?

    Any other thoughts?