The Tollund Man was discovered by two brothers, Viggo and Emil Højgaard, and Viggo's wife, Grethe Højgaard. With them in the bog was - among others - John Kauslund, Grethe's son from a previous marriage.
At the time John Kauslund was 11 years old and explains that it was his mother who first became aware of something unusual hiding in the bog and managed to dig her way to the Tollund Man.
They came from Tollund - a small group of houses located a few kilometres from the bog, so even though the bog was located in Bjældskovdal, the body was soon known as the Tollund Man.
The photo shows Viggo Højgaard standing by the memorial plaque for the Tollund Man. The plaque reads "This is the site where the Tollund Man was discovered on May 6th, 1950".