Readers, Intergenerational

A photograph by Sidney Weaver adorns the back dust jacket of 1968 Citadel publication of Secrets of the British Museum by Peter Fryer (originally published as Private Case — Public Scandal 1966)

It is a touching photograph which given the context is a tad subversive. The photograph depicts an adult and child with an open book in front of them. I like its appeal given that it adorns a book presented as "a revealing account of the classic works of erotica kept under lock and key in the British Museum". It illustrates well the concluding sentence in the "About the Author" description on the inner panel of the dust jacket: "Peter Fryer is married and has two children." Solid credentials for the author of an anti-censorship tract. Simply disarming.

And so for day 201