Monday, April 23, 2018

Trench Parting

This is an old Cabinet Card of an unknown soldier. How it came into my possession, I do not know. But look at the parting in his hair: as straight as a die, as pronounced as a Flanders trench.


  1. Those are some spooky-looking eyes!

  2. The man does have a spooky wide-awake caffeinated stare. I suspect the photographer has darkened the pupils perhaps to correct a small blur in the eyes.


Oh Pity The Poor Reporters

The Brighouse News of Saturday 2 July 1870 contains a lengthy report of the meeting of the Brighouse Local Board. Local Boards were ...