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Two legs of lamb, placed on a bentwood chair and tagged 'EXHIBITS - To be kept for evidence', 17 January 1945
New South Wales. Police Dept.
photographic cellulose negative: b&w; 3.25 x 4.25 in
Part of an archive of forensic photography created between 1912 and 1964. This image is contained in envelope no. 2038, box no. 2026-2054.
These exhibits, possibly stolen from a butcher's shop, suggest an unrealised future as four roast legs of lamb. After the young sheep is slaughtered it is usually reduced to the primal cuts: shoulder, breast, rack, loin and leg. Lamb primals are crosscut sections and contain both halves so the primal leg contains both hind legs. One of the exhibits has one of the shanks severed.
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