CANADA Canada - Tom Thomson, 39, Nipissing, Ont, 8 July 1917

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I thought perhaps WS should have a thread devoted to Tom Thomson, the painter. Though his death was ruled to be caused by drowning, doubts exist about what caused him to drown; if he drowned. There are good resources on the internet for those who want to take a look at this. A couple below - particularly the second one - provide not only background but further interesting links.

    Tom Thomson. (Wiki)

    Death on a Painted Lake: the Tom Thomson tragedy. (canadianmysteries.ca)

    A break in the mysterious case of Tom Thomson, Canada's Van Gogh. (globeandmail.com)

    The Globe and Mail article is a good starting point, first published in 2012 and updated in 2012.

    Tom Thomson died 96 years ago today.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    The Globe and Mail article above was actually written in 2010 then edited later. I first heard of this case this morning on the Twitter. Someone was "live posting" events of 96 years ago, the content taken from Tom Thomson's journal. Surprisingly eerie, the effect of it.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    From the Globe and Mail article linked above:
    The Thomson-centric blog (the "painted lake" one) intentionally echoes a line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner":
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    From the Globe and Mail piece:
    The Tragically Hip - Three Pistols [Lyrics] - YouTube
     
  6. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    This is incredibly interesting, Wafflegod.

    I'm leaping into the links right now. Cheers!
     

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