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the man in the barrel | by Peter Barker
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the man in the barrel

My dad, Jim Barker, took this in (probably) the early nineteen-fifties: the man who lived up a pole outside the New Yorker cafe, across the road from the Arboretum. I haven't managed to find any more details at the moment -- Google hasn't come up with anything.


I can still taste the chips from the New Yorker, even though I must have been tiny. Mmmmm!

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Taken on August 5, 2008