The People Time Forgot: Tally McLaughlin

This image shot around 1983 shows Tally McLaughlin standing at the door of his East End home.

When this photo was taken, Tally mused about his donkey, Tanny: “I had her for 15 years until one day a speeder from George Town knocked her down and killed her. Tanny had good sense, I’d just get on her back and she knew where to go. She would eat anything except fish. Since Tanny’s gone I gotta do a lot more walking, but I got my wompers … they still holding up.”

This image is from the book ‘The People Time Forgot’ by George Nowak, available at the National Museum. All proceeds from the sales of the book go toward museum projects.

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