Or…as Alan Clarke has suggested, in producing this photo for us, “Eh Tu, Peter?”
I think we recognise these two gentlemen…. Peter Saunders, Curator Emeritus, and Roman friend, who is now established on the museum lawn.
But what, when, where…? Is it part of the current museum site, stripped out and being set up? Peter was ‘at the helm’ when all that happened. Or is it part of the old museum, formerly in St Anns Street? Or is it somewhere else entirely?
Wonderful items in the background. Where are they now? A careful look to the rear right hand corner reveals something on which Sydney Carton might have traveled to the guillotine. Perhaps the monumental wheels we can see belong to that tumbril (if that is what it is!)?
I’m sure Peter will tell us!