No She Didn’t, 1937

A rather unlikely-sounding claim that the apparent genius-baby Princess Margaret was humming recognisable tunes at the age of 11 months. My daughter is good at copying sounds (and is also a genius-baby, naturally) but this would have been a bit advanced for her.

Princess Margaret, of course, was born on the day that Freaks actress/actor Josephine Joseph was up in court for fraud.

It reminds me a bit of that ancient practice of portraying the ruling class as somehow superhuman and just rather other to the masses. But then again, I wasn’t there, maybe she did hum it – who knows?

The Mirror, 1937

The Mirror, 1937

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