Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Police Photograph

Johan Figath Josephsen

The very image of poverty: Johan Figath Josephsen, Hans Christian Andersen’s second cousin, grandchild of Søren Nommensen and Karen Marie Nielsdatter ‘Nomens’. Josephsen was arrested for theft of wood from the forests around Odense and for begging. Police photograph ca.1867.

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