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First World War internees including Joseph Pilates inside an internment hut Knockaloe Camp, Isle of Man

Date(s): ?1917

Scope & Content: The glass plate is marked with name and prisoner number Pilatos 16626

This corresponds to Joseph Pilatos in the Red Cross POW database, later known as Joseph Pilates the inventor of the Pilates fitness programme. He appears in prisoner list 1 A 200 of November 1914. Home address shown as: 22 Melbourne Street, Blackpool, England. Birthplace: Munchen-Gladbach. Age: 30. Red Cross Information bureau number 14001.

Pilates can be seen seated on the right, the strabismus in one of his eyes is also visible in later life photos. Pilates was travelling in England with a circus when war broke out in 1914.

Language: English

Extent: overall: 16 cm x 12 cm

Physical description: Black & white glass half-plate negative

Item name: photograph

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/7870/38142

Subject tags : hut interior.


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