Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mystery Person

I woke up this morning thinking, "Oh Boy, it is Saturday, I can sleep in", but then I remembered that it is also mystery person day, and everyone would be waiting on the contest. So, I got up, and here is your Mystery Person. Today I give no clues and no helps. You have to figure out who this is. I am pretty sure no one will get this one. So, let the games begin.

16 comments:

  1. How about a young J Edgar Hoover? Where is everyone?

    Al

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  2. Al,
    Not even close. HA! I have finally stumped the internet:)

    Perhaps Ray knows who it is, but is giving someone else a chance this week?

    Where is Heather? Perhaps sleeping in again this morning?
    PJM

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  3. This looks like an elderly Bat Masterson.

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  4. Fiorello LaGuardia?

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  5. The pity of this is that I have seen this picture somewhere in my past, but advancing age prevents me from remembering who he is. He definitely is not a very snappy dresser.

    Fie on you, PJM! this is most frustrating.

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  6. Nate,
    AHHH you are good. Yes indeed, it is the legendary gun slinger and old west lawman Bat Masterson.

    I am always amazed at pictures like this. Bat was a legend in one era, and outlived his own era. He is pictured here as a sports reporter for a New York newspaper.

    Bat was friends with Wyat Earp, was a lawman, scout, buffalo hunter.

    Never would expect to see him in a suit on a New York street.

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  7. I was here, working like crazy to find the answer. Excellent work Nate!

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  8. Alright! I think one of the biggest drawback of living in California is that everyone back East gets a go at the Mystery Person while I'm still sleeping.

    I remembered seeing this picture or one like it when I read about Wyatt Earp's later life in Hollywood. Earp lived even longer than Masterson and became an expert for cowboy films. He became good friend with many of the early western actors like Tom Mix and William S. Hart.

    When I read about his later life, I remember thinking it was very neat to have the legends from the past living so long into the "modern" age.

    Thanks for the morning fun.

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  9. If your wondering where
    you might have seen this
    photo before, check this
    site under Old West.

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  10. Thanks PJM for another good Saturday brain-stimulator.

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  11. Ray,
    So you have been following the blog for a while. I figured no one would remember that picture. I think Al remembered seeing it, but did not remember it was here.
    PJM

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  12. Ha! That's funny. I might have seen this picture here too.

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  13. One of the few times I knew who it was, and someone beat me to it.

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  14. Yes, that is where I saw it. Can't trust this old memory like I used to.

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  15. saw it on the site, here i believe,
    oldbear.

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