Sunday, 30 July 2017

Soul Music

These images were created by Mick Reid for but they are so good that you'll want to see them in all their glory.

They accompany the tale, true in places, of 19thC and early 20thC scientists (loosest sense of the word) attempting to measure the weight of the soul.  There's a couple of pictures of Dr MacDougall 1907 who estimated the weight to be 21g - one weighing Gran, post death, the other weighing a dog (to prove it had no soul).  There's a couple of pictures of Rev Cornelius Charles, vicar of Tickleford ((1795-1820), one a Reynolds (style) portrait, the other a Gilray cartoon.  Then there are two paintings of the Dashwood twins.  For the details of the story do visit Tickleford Gully.

All illustrations by Mick Reid