Craigie aged

This photo of W. A. Craigie (from the OED archives) looks to have been taken in his seventies or so; he lived until the age of ninety and remained in frequent touch with the Press, advising them on major issues such as the appointment of an editor for the second 20th-century Supplement (see Brewer 2007b: chapter 5, and our Who’s who page here). He still wears, for daily use, the wing collar that was becoming less usual as early as 1915 (compare the neckwear on view in the photos of Murray and his staff (in our Who’s who page on Murray), and of OED staff after Murray’s death, both taken in 1915).

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