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Photograph detail: the dummy (1951 exhibition)

'There were two occupants of the room - one, Mrs. Hudson, who beamed upon us both as we entered - the other, the strange dummy which had played so important a part in the evening's adventures. It was a wax-coloured model of my friend, so admirably done that it was a perfect facsimile. It stood on a small pedestal table with an old dressing-gown of Holmes's so draped round it that the illusion from the street was absolutely perfect.'

(The Empty House)

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