Percival Burge, amputee

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Title

Percival Burge, amputee

Description

"A NEW LEG FOR PERCIVAL BURGE - and one made by his friend "Shoey" Betram Squire. Mr. Burge lost one of his legs two years ago but couldn't afford to buy an artificial one. Mr. Squire, shoemaker-saddler and upholsterer of Bath decided to make him one from cedar wood. Shoey, as Mr. Squire is popularly called, was making a leg for the third time. He has made tow before - the first one over 15 years ago when he built one for a close friend. Here Mr. Burge makes a point about the leg which Mr. Squire has been working on for about three months on and off. He is not quite finished with it because it needs a sponge for padding inside. Mr. Burge is all excited about it and told the Daily News he can hardly wait to get his new leg."

Subject

Amputees; Men; Shoemakers; Prosthesis; Shoes

Creator

Roy Shakes (Daily News)

Date

8-Mar-1976

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Burge, Percival

Identifier

D0006044

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

Citation

Roy Shakes (Daily News), “Percival Burge, amputee,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed July 5, 2020, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/5330.