Man In The Iron Mask : Stock Photo
A postcard, circa 1908, sold by Harry Bensley to finance himself during his attempt to walk around the world without being recognized, and win a bet with millionaire J.P. Morgan. Bensley wore a knight's helmet to disguise himself during his journey, carried his belongings in a pram and was accompanied by a scrutineer, to ensure he kept to the terms of the wager. Mystery surrounds the extent of Bensley's travels. Whether he walked for six years in twelve countries, or never actually left Britain, is a matter of debate. Morgan reputedly called off the bet on the outbreak of war in 1914. (Photo by Sean Sexton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


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Man In The Iron Mask

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Sean Sexton
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A postcard, circa 1908, sold by Harry Bensley to finance himself during his attempt to walk around the world without being recognized, and win a bet with millionaire J.P. Morgan. Bensley wore a knight's helmet to disguise himself during his journey, carried his belongings in a pram and was accompanied by a scrutineer, to ensure he kept to the terms of the wager. Mystery surrounds the extent of Bensley's travels. Whether he walked for six years in twelve countries, or never actually left Britain, is a matter of debate. Morgan reputedly called off the bet on the outbreak of war in 1914. (Photo by Sean Sexton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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