Huge books, or a miniature woman?

A giant book from the 1940sHumungous books, look! Now if you search for this image, you’ll find it mostly attributed to being from “the Archives of Prague Castle”. Martin Halata, the head archivist at Prague Castle says nope. The photo is not from there.

The photographer is one M. Peterka. The books are probably antiphonaries*, for use in church services by the choir and cantor. Look closely and you’ll see musical notations. Whatever the background, this is a splendid photograph.

*Or perhaps, after all, this is a photograph of a miniature woman.

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A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on January 8, 2014, in Books, History, Inexplicable, Photograph. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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