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.


Black Friar

For a time, during the late 1970s, I had a job leading parties of foreign visitors on tours of historic London pubs. One of my favourite sto...