Worcester Daily Spy, February 14, 1897. 1) Is it just me, or has the artist given his subject an oddly provocative, come-hither-and-deal-with-it expression? Granted, he does boast an 18-inch appendange, but what’s anybody going to with that? 2) The hooded figure in the background: is that meant to be his weeping mother?
So, he loves his mom and is a bit of an introvert. How bizarre and atavistic is that??
Poor dude: born in the South and haplessly plunged into the Darwinian debate. I wonder what his own position was.