Joe for Michael
Re: Seeing
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:10

Michael, I originally thought it was "Pott Soap" but I now lean much more to Hauptmann having intended to write "Box" here, simply having screwed up, as he has demonstrated on countless occasions in writing his highly-personalized butchering of the English language.

I believe what's happened here is that he's momentarily assimilated in his mind, that unusual form of the "x" and the German style crossed "t". Sure, it may not be as slam dunk as the dozens of other examples in which one can clearly pigeon hole him as the writer of the ransom notes, but it's very compelling. The "P" and "o" also look like his handiwork to me.

BTW, I also believe from memory that "Camp Milk" and a few other entries similar in form, were written by Anna Hauptmann. I don't have it with me, but check out her letter or card to Ludovic Kennedy in Airman and the Carpenter.

  • Re: SeeingMichael For Joe, Tue Jun 11 09:45
    You're right Joe. The word is "Pott Soap." That's a double "t" not an "x." Just look for yourself and ask why an "Expert" can't see what you are seeing. Also notice "Camp Milk" which is also in line... more
    • Re: Seeing — Joe for Michael, Tue Jun 11 11:10
      • Re: SeeingMichael For Joe, Tue Jun 11 11:42
        First of all I am convinced that "Pott Soap" was written by Hauptmann. It's what they obviously used to wash out their pots and pans. I highlighted this by my point about the "Camp Milk." It's this... more
        • Re: SeeingJoe for Michael, Tue Jun 11 12:14
          I have no idea how you've managing to draw some kind of comparison with brief expense notations made in a memo book, written by two different people, ie. "Camp Milk" and "Po-- Soap." And of course... more
          • Re: SeeingMichael For Joe, Tue Jun 11 13:38
            Okay great. In an attempt to neutralize what I've written you have me doing two things: Speculating and having an Ulterior Motive. Let's see how this shakes out. YOU WROTE: I believe what's happened... more
            • Re: SeeingJoe for the Michaels, Sun Jun 16 09:37
              Reflecting back to my original point about the cost of this entry, "Po-- Soap" in Hauptmann's memo book, and considering his exemplified letter "t" and "x" formations, I think I would have to agree... more
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