Hey Hey Mama

Remember the old man from the Led Zeppelin IV album cover? You know, the dude carrying all the branches on his back? Turns out it’s a picture of a Victorian artisan taken in the English countryside in 1892:

From The Times:

Sometimes thought to be a painting, the image, it turns out, was a Victorian-era photograph of a man who made thatched roofs for cottages in Wiltshire, a rural county in southwestern England. His name was Lot Long and he was 69 at the time, according to Brian Edwards, a researcher who found the photo.

Mr. Edwards, a visiting research fellow at the University of the West of England, stumbled upon the picture in March while scouring the internet for new releases at auction houses that might be interesting for his research, which includes the area’s well-known landmark Stonehenge