|While some people take a mid afternoon nap, women and children are off to the Zoo or other more exciting wakeful activities. The lady walking out of the picture is my Uncle Horst's wife, Barchen.|
Alan's theme photo for this week features a famous photo from William Henry Fox Talbot taken in 1840 of Nicolaas Henneman while he sleeps. The names of Talbot's basic everyday pictures are quite common, yet fascinating. The Ladder, The Open Door, (featuring a stunning broom) Lace, A handkerchief with a shadow, called "Talbot's Shadow" of course, and more.
This next photo From the "Metropolitan Series" of stereographs could be a close relative or even possibly Nicolaas Henneman himself. Check out Alan's photo and I'm sure you'll agree!
|Numbered 834 - Deceptions in Photography - reading while sleeping?!|
Now for a collection of two of my favorite men.....taking naps
|My grandfather (my mother's father) taking a well deserved nap while on a train.|
|My dear Uncle Horst, shortly after his visit to America!|
...and last is a cute little post card....
|I wonder if she dreams of me.....oops, we caught a lady sleeping oh no!|
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Thanks for everyone's help, this is what I just discovered
Special note: My mother’s album says this is the Bahnhof Zoo and Aquarium in
and this lovely statue still exists. At first I thought it might be a Komodo dragon since they have a real live one there, but no it’s a Iguanodon, (genus of ornithopod dinosaur) and here’s a link to see him much larger and more recently! Berlin