Odd Imagery

Digging Graves as a Hobby – From 1916

This picture is of Mrs. Josephine Smith, aged 84 at the time, whose hobby was digging graves. Part of a collection of images taken by Jim Fitzpatrick called ‘Drouin town and rural life during World War II”. Drouin was a typical little farming town with around 1,100 people. I wonder if there was a surplus of open graves thanks to Mrs. Smith.

Fitzpatrick, Jim. Digging Graves as a Hobby, 1916. National Library of Australia, Public Domain License.