Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Chance Meeting

A Chance MeetingPhotographers Abel J. Whalen and Abel J. Whalen both pose for a picture of themselves and their beards. Beards were not a novelty in the early days of photography but multiple exposures allow one the unique opportunity to see both profiles of a beard simultaneously.

1 comment:

Ruby said...

Do you know anything about Abel Whalen's family? Was he born about 1830, wife Sarah, children Herbert and Grace? I am trying to connect your picture to one of the Whalen family in Hartland Michigan.
Thanks,
Bob Ruby
Hartland, Michigan