Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I've come across some interesting stuff researching my book. Like this charming photograph. Don't worry, that lovely child isn't being abused (unless you consider that enormous bow on her head a form of abuse). Her name is Polly and she's posing for a 1914 book called Animal Experimentation and Medical Progress. She's the granddaughter of the book's author, William Williams Keen. Apparently the photograph is meant to show that some animal experiments, at least, are not cruel.