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The Selman-Troytt Commemoration
Jonah Selman-Troytt and progeny
Jonah and family  c.1899

A rare fin de siecle photograph of the patriarchal Jonah at the head of his ever burgeoning family. His Austrian-born wife, Heilbron, had been hand-picked by Josiah both for her child-bearing girth and her resistance to pain. In order to prove her suitability in the latter her domineering father, the Alpine industrialist von Kreemer, had given her twenty-five consecutive blows to the head with a club hammer in front of an openly admiring Jonah. When he saw that she was dazed but still conscious he seized her for his bride.

The twenty-five year old James (back left) now sports a moustache, whilst his younger brother Jack wears a new uniform with a jaunty 'pill-box'. Family records show that Jack had recently received his father's consent to begin work at Otis Elevators in Stockwell, London, finally allowing him to fulfill a lifelong ambition to train as a lift attendant.

Between them stands their sister Jasmine, mother already to ten-year old Jesse (bottom left) later to begin wearing male clothing, change his name to 'Bill Fivestars' , and pursue a career on the stage. Jonah and Heilbron are flanked by Jill (left) and Jacqueline (right).

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