On last night’s post about the golliwogs of Machwitz Coffee, our English correspondent Seneca III left this comment:
They’re not extinct, Baron, and I will shortly send you a photograph of my fella — a local little old lady of the greatest generation makes and sells them to us reprobates in order to supplement her meagre pension.
As promised, here is the photo of the samizdat golliwog:
And now for some additional photos that have collected in my to-do box since last night, all sent by our German correspondent Egri Nök. None of them are golliwogs, although some of them may be a bit woggish-looking. The traditional golliwog doll is much beloved of small children, but these swarthy fellows are generally beloved only of 15-year-old German girls.
First, this photo of some 15-year-old German schoolchildren:
Those little boys don’t look a day over 14. Especially the one on the left with a receding hairline— he’s not even bald yet!
The three photos below are of Abdul D., the “15-year-old” Afghan who allegedly stabbed a German girl to death in the town of Kandel in Rhineland-Palatinate. Egri found a batch of photos that don’t have black tape over the eyes:
Abdul’s five-o’clock shadow is so endearingly childlike…
When I saw these photos, I said, “What’s with the bow tie? The guy looks like a waiter.” But according to Egri, based on the context, the bow-tie photos were taken during Eid festivities.
Finally, on a different sartorial note: