Figure 1.--We note that the children of famed phyicist Neils Bohr wore smocks in the 1920s. They may be school smocks, but we are not sure about that. We note his second son wearing a pinafore-type smock in 1923. The man at the left is the German physicist Heisenberg who led the NAZI atomic bomb project.
Photographs of Prince Frederick (future Frederick IX) show him playing croquet in a white dress and smock in 1904. This is an interesting image because European royalty was not often photographed in smocks. HBC is not sure whether this was because princes did not commonly wear smocks or because they were considered to informal a garment in which to be photographed. HBC is unsure to what extent other Dutch boys from more humble circumstances wore smocks. We note that the children of famed physicist Neils Bohr wore smocks in the 1920s. The Bohrs had six sons. Four survived: Hans Henrik (M.D.), Erik (chemical engineer), Aage (Ph.D., theoretical physicist, following his father as
Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics), Ernest (lawyer). I'm not sure yet who the two older boys seen here are. They may be school smocks, but we are not sure about that. We note his second son wearing a pinafore-type smock in 1923.
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