Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mystery Man

OK, it is Saturday, and you all know what that means. I post a picture and you have to try and figure out who it is. To date, I have never been able to stump you all. In a comment several weeks ago, someone speculated that it might not be possible to stump the Internet. So, this week, I have a picture that will be much, much harder. I really doubt that anyone will get this one. The only clue I will give you is that the picture was taken in 1912. Also, if you look closely at the details of the picture, it contains a clue that could help you figure out who the person is. Have Fun!

18 comments:

  1. An honorable try, bt no it is not John L. Lewis.
    PJM

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  2. Another good guess, but no the man is not a Kennedy.
    PJM

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  3. Outstandinly baffling! I'll take a wild guess which shall be wrong and say, Herbert Hoover.
    I did pick out the clue, however; it appears that the speech or papers that the gentleman is holding has a bullet hole{s}. Bless You All.

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  4. No one has gotten it yet. Pope George Ringo did see a critical clue . . . bullet holes in the paper in his hands. Take that and the year 1912 and if you dig some more you might be able to identify the man.
    PJM

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  5. could it be Theodore Roosevelt?

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  6. Not TR, but perhaps someone close to him. Darn, I am giving too many hints.

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  7. It appears that I have finally stumped the internet. No winner yet.
    PJM

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  8. If it's not Henry Cochems, it must be Elbert E. Martin.

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  9. We have a winner. In 1912, there was an assassination attempt on Teddy Roosevelt by John Schrank. He shot Roosevelt in the chest once. The would be assassin was then grabbed by Elbert Martin, who was a stenographer to Roosevelt. Martin wrestled the gun from Schrank, saving Roosevelt's life.

    Roosevelt, bleeding, and shot in the chest, went ahead and gave his complete speech, and then went to the hospital. The letter in the photograph is Roosevelt's speech, and shows the hole from the bullet passing through it.

    Congratulations to Nate Maas . . . great detective work. Also, congratulations to Pope George Ringo who was first to speculate that the letter had a bullet hole through it.

    Once again, I was unable to stump the internet.
    PJM

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  10. Wow, amazing story.

    I always like these Mystery Man (you need to include some women too!) posts, even though I can never get them!

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  11. I have a potentially stumping photograph. How do I get in touch with you off line?

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  12. Norkia,
    you can email me with the "email me" link at the bottom of the page.
    Paul

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  13. Are you sure it's not Henry Cochems?

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