The Sleepwalking Bandsman

The penchant of sleepwalkers for high and often dangerous places was noisily demonstrated in 1932 when Joseph Furst, a member of the municipal band at Hettstadt, Germany, promenaded at night on the roof of his home, rehearsing brassily til the neighborhood protested. Though totally unaware of his situation, he came to no harm.
— Hilary Evans, "The Sleepwalking Bandsman," The Skeptic, 16(2), Winter 2004.

The nighttime walk of a sleepwalking trombone player on the roof of his house in Hettstadt, Germany.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 26, 2020
     Category: Sleep and Dreams | 1930s

That's a strange-looking trombone.
Posted by ges on 09/26/20 at 08:00 PM
Ges -- now that you mention it, it sure is. I did a google translate of the Italian caption on the image: "La passeggiata notturna di un sonnambulo suonator di trombone sul tetto della sua casa a Hettstadt in Germania." Google translated 'trombone' as trombone, and I didn't think twice about it!
Posted by Alex on 09/26/20 at 09:31 PM
It's a tuba. I just figured something got lost somewhere going from German to Italian to English and/or illustrator vs writer.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/28/20 at 10:13 AM
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