Thanks to Simon Anstey for sharing this picture with me. The title was invisible 'papa'because of the war - it was in French so possibly this is fromFrance and the First World War.
But it is the string, the coathanger and the arm around the greatcoat waist that make this picture so moving, tragic and modern. It's a kind of memento mori of absence.
Was this a common way of photographing loss? Was this part of a series to photograph missing loved ones/ I would love to know.