Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mystery Woman

OK, you asked for it, and you got it. It is the Mystery Person contest.

Did you all notice how Nate lost the surprise one of Thursday? He showed up to the contest about 12 hours late mumbling something about seeing it in the morning, but having to go to work. Winners play no matter what, and don't let a little thing like a job keep them from a contest. Kent won, because he realized that winners play the game even if it means staying home from work. Yep, we took a little vinegar out of old Nate this time.
Stuck? OK, here is another picture of her.

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76 comments:

  1. I'm first again? A 9:02AM? I'm pretty sure it's Rose Kennedy.

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  2. Nate,
    So you decided to join the little contest today. Nice of you to drop in. You are dead wrong, you will never get this one, I have defeated you once again!!!!
    PJM

    Anon,
    Nope not Rose Kennedy. You better get busy, Nate is tricky.
    PJM

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  3. Bob,
    Welcome to the contest, and to the list of people who are wrong and dont know who this is.

    I have defeated you all this time!!!!
    PJM

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  4. Marie Of Edinburgh, 1875 to 1938, consort of Ferdinand I of Roumania.

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  5. Marie,
    No the person in the picture is not named Marie.
    PJM

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  6. Mrs. Charles Curtis? (Wife of Hoover's VP for those non-history buffs.)

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  7. Bob,
    For the history buffs, this is not Mrs. Charles Curtis.

    My My, no one can get this one. Too bad.
    PJM

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  9. Heather,
    Welcome to the contest, and yes I did accidentally oversleep this morning.

    No, it is not Margaret Gorman.

    Perhaps everyone should just do like Marie, and guess their own names.

    Ill start, is it PJM. No, it is not PJM.
    PJM.

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  10. Well she's holding roses and wearing a cape. Or is it a flag or banner? . It appears she is being honored in some fashion. How about Annie Oakley?

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  11. Snapshostart, if that is your real name, your entry will go down in the annals of the game as the most wrong answer ever.

    By the way, welcome to the contest.
    PJM

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  12. I don't know but those eyes say she is a decedent of Prince Charles.

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  13. Looks like this might be a long one. I have to step away for five minutes to make myself a coffee, and throw a log on the fire. Be back in five.

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  14. Is it Sister Aimee?

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  15. What, I go for a coffee, and everyone thinks they can just start throwing out crazy guesses? No Sister Aimee, nor Grace Coolidge. I do, however see the resemblance with grace, but nope, not her.
    PJM

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  16. I'm trying to pack for Spring Break so we can leave soon. My computer is not in the mood to search quickly. Someone please answer this. It's taken me three min. just to load a search for Presidents. Grrrrrrr

    A contest Thursday?? I look at you site every morning before I go to work. Very sneaky PJM. *G*

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  17. Nate has sure been quiet. Probably sitting their with his tail between his legs and licking his wounds. That would be like him. One wrong guess and he takes his marbles and goes home.
    PJM

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  18. Shiela,
    Since no one is getting anywhere on the contest, maybe we can all discuss where we are going for spring break. My wife and daughter and I are going to see King Tut. He is in Dallas right now. I think my daughter should have to pay for her own ticket, but my wife and daughter think I should cover cost of the trip.
    PJM

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  19. Edith Galt Wilson?

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  20. Nate, Nate, Nate, you should have taken my advise and just talked about spring break. You do get a spring break dont you?

    No, it is not Ruth.

    I really thought Hether woudl have gotten this by now.
    PJM

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  21. You'll enjoy the King Tut exhibit. There are lots of old things there, and no one named Marie.

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  22. We are going to Guadalupe Peak. I would love to see the Tut exhibit. That was one of our choices also. But we decided to take advantage of the cooler weather on the Peak.

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  23. Marie,
    You are funny, very funny indeed. You are not friends with Nate you you? He is not putting you up to making fun of me is he?

    Sheila,
    How interesting . . . my family has a ranch 12 miles south of Guadalupe Peak. One of the prettiest areas in the country. My daughter and I would go out there camping when whe was a little girl. Beautiful area. Have fun.

    Now, get back to the contest.
    PJM

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  24. I'm going to Maple Shade, NJ next week. In the meantime todays mystery photo is (drum roll) Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of Windsor. Thank you.

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  26. Where is Ray in the UK and smartgirl? Are they not even playing this morning.

    Poor, poor ray. Whey you dont give him a British Monarch, he is completely lost.
    PJM

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  27. snapshotart,
    Have fun in New Jersey. Hopefully you will win something there, because your last entry here was definitely NOT a winner.

    Better luck next time.
    PJM

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  28. Hmmmmmm . . . usually by this point people are begging for extra clues.

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  29. Ok, I'll bite. Please, Mr. PJM, may we have a clue? Pleeeze?

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  30. Only if Nate BEGS for a clue.
    PJM

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  31. Yes, can we please have a clue so I can get to Carlsbad before nightfall!!!

    I'm stuck on first ladies.

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  32. Someone out there knows the answer. Once I posted this person's picture without it being a contest, and someone came back and correctly identified the person, even though it was not a contest. I am really surprised this one is turning out to be so hard.

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  33. Good guess Heather. You might be right.

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  34. POPE GEORGE RINGOMarch 14, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    Molly Brown?

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  35. Gertrude Vanderbilt?

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  36. No, it is not the Unsinkable Molly Brown. I think I already had her in another contest.
    PJM

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  37. Heather,
    I really thought you would get this one. But, no, so far, still no correct answer.
    PJM

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  38. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sure looks like this lady. But I still like my answer of Wilson. Still sticking with my first ladies.

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  39. It certainly looks like her from viewing this you tube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDLMH4lczO4&feature=related

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  40. Oops, I guess I stayed anonymous so you couldn't make fun of my answer.

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  41. Nate ids correct it's Madame Galli-Curci.

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  42. Foiled again by the evil Nate Maas. Yes, it is:

    Madame Galli-Curci

    I humbly crawl back under the rock I came from.

    One day Nate will be destroyed. Yes, one day I will put him in his place.
    PJM

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  43. Good job Nate, now I can start my vacation. Have a great week everyone.

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  44. She Appeared on my Blog here:

    http://old-photos.blogspot.com/2007/05/woman-on-phone.html

    and here:

    http://old-photos.blogspot.com/2007/08/office-work.html

    Notice in the second one, a viewer identified here.
    PJM

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  45. Thank you Nate! Now I can go get my manicure/pedicure....

    Fun contest once again PJM. You always make me laugh!

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  46. Well, I don't think I would have got it until you posted the extra photos. I was thinking, movie star, singer (maybe opera). My first line of thought is that you were trying to throw us off by posting an older photo of a silent screen actress, but her look isn't perfect enough. I had a hunch it might be a lady from opera, but didn't actively pursue this line of thought until I saw the picture of her posturing in front of her mirror.

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  47. Wow. Kudos to Anonymous from August 10, 2007.

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  48. Interesting that she is a very attractive woman from a front view, and would make you think Movie Star. She looks very different in profile, which you can see with the mirror. I think this would make you think she was more in opera.

    Once again, good job Nate, You are the better man.
    PJM

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  49. Well, I must say the pressure is getting a little much. The kids are now coming downstairs in the morning and instead of greeting me they ask, "Dad, did you get it or did your nemesis stump you?"

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  50. Good job Nate. Now I can pack for my visit to New Jersey.

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  51. Wow! I was digging for early 20th century sopranos/mezzos, but Nate beat me!

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  52. Hi, Guys:

    Sorry, I'm really late this morning. My daughter came home for spring break and I got a late start . . .

    I would have guessed Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, but now I know it's wrong. It sure looks like her, though.

    I've seen a lot of photos of the Vanderbilts, because two of their "summer cottages" are here in Newport, RI - The Breakers and Marble House. We visit them often, they're beautiful. Those were the days - before income taxes!

    PJM:

    For spring break we are going to New York, again, shopping, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Radio City, and to a show.

    In January we saw South Pacific at the Lincoln Center, it was beyond fabulous. You can't beat Rodgers and Hammerstein. Now we're going to see West Side Story.

    I live less than three hours from New York, and my husband grew up in Manhattan and he spends a lot of time there for work too. So, it's easy for us.

    We were originally supposed to go to Washington DC and to the Smithsonian and stuff like that, but my mom is sick and we can't leave my dad alone for too long.

    PJM - you'll LOVE the King Tut exhibit. There's a lot of Egyptology at the Metropolitan, too, it's so facscinating!!!

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  53. I should have known by her nose that she was Italian!!!

    We've got a lot of noses like this in my family!

    You'd think I'd do a better job of recognizing my own ethnic group!!!

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  54. I was distracted by her mouth.... I was a Dental Assistant for 20 years and I still find myself looking at teeth! It looks to me like she had gum disease. Notice her gums have that "rolled" look and the two teeth directly above her pointer finger have that "punched out" look where the gum tissue doesn't smoothly frame the teeth. (This would most likely give her some problems with halitosis). Just an observation, not intending to sound mean or anything....I sure she had a lovely voice :-)

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  55. Heather:

    Yeah, I noticed the "big gums," too!! But a lot of people have that, anyway. Their gums show a lot when they smile.

    There's a cosmetic dentist here in Rhode Island Ken Rawlinson (i think) who has just introduced a laser treatment that corrects that big gum thing. he uses the laser to reduce and reshape the gums.

    they did a "before and after" thing on the news, it was amazing.

    i find it interesting that you were a dental assistant, i don't think i could scrape someone's teeth, yuk!! some people don't brush, gross.

    my dentist is a millionaire, haha.

    anyway, i LOVE opera, LA BOHEME is my favorite, with MADAMA BUTTERFLY a close second. i always cry when she kills herself right in the middle of the song.

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  56. The gentleman looks like the late Phil Hartman.

    PJM - I love this contest.

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  57. Yeah, her problem is more than big gums. Healthy gums are flat where they meet the teeth and go smoothly between the teeth. Hers are rolled and puffy, indicating bacteria build up and possible infection. I loved working in the dental office and would still be there, except as a single mother I never made enough money to support my little family. Also, we had no benefits, not even dental. I think most dental offices are getting better about that now. But I still get excited when people talk about their impending root canal treatment or crowns. What can I say, I've always loved the dental office, even as a little kid. I loved the odd smells and the taste of the cleaning paste. Yum!

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  58. For those of you who are interested, there are several YouTube videos of Galli-Curci singing. Just do a search on her name. The most interesting one is at this link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ast_ch1egl0

    It shows the 1917 recording playing on an old crank up Victrola!

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  59. Well done Nate. Keep up the
    good work. I was called away
    and missed most of it.
    PJM has used this angle before.
    He's the crafty one.

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  60. Hey, have you all wondered if PJM assumes other identities that "fortify" his comments? Makes sense to me; I see a pattern here. Smartgirl 1953, are you PJM?

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  61. haha I have no idea but I love reading the comments and I love the pictures as well :-)

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  62. Ezekiel:

    Haha, that's really funny. NO, I am NOT PJM, and I don't think he is insecure enough to worry about whether or not people agree with his comments.

    Both Heather and PJM know who I AM, and I'm NOT him.

    We just happen to agree on a lot of things.

    What's wrong - do you feel outnumbered - you are certainly welcome to express your opinions, too.!!

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  63. Heather:

    Yeah, I noticed the receding gums, too, it sort of grossed me out.

    But she had a nice voice, I've heard her recordings, and the teeth didn't seem to bother her.

    I don't think they had periodontists back then, did they?

    Dentists only pulled teeth at first. That's what you did when you had cavities, they just pulled them.

    I recently read about some rural communities in the South where the residents still have their teeth pulled because they don't go to the dentist.

    I can't believe your boss didn't even give you dental coverage, what a jerk.

    My dentist charges outrageous prices, some of it I pay myself.

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  64. Heather:

    Yeah, I noticed the receding gums, too, it sort of grossed me out.

    But she had a nice voice, I've heard her recordings, and the teeth didn't seem to bother her.

    I don't think they had periodontists back then, did they?

    Dentists only pulled teeth at first. That's what you did when you had cavities, they just pulled them.

    I recently read about some rural communities in the South where the residents still have their teeth pulled because they don't go to the dentist.

    I can't believe your boss didn't even give you dental coverage, what a jerk.

    My dentist charges outrageous prices, some of it I pay myself.

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  65. Heather:

    Yeah, I noticed the receding gums, too, it sort of grossed me out.

    But she had a nice voice, I've heard her recordings, and the teeth didn't seem to bother her.

    I don't think they had periodontists back then, did they?

    Dentists only pulled teeth at first. That's what you did when you had cavities, they just pulled them.

    I recently read about some rural communities in the South where the residents still have their teeth pulled because they don't go to the dentist.

    I can't believe your boss didn't even give you dental coverage, what a jerk.

    My dentist charges outrageous prices, some of it I pay myself.

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  66. Galli-Curci had an operation performed to remove a goiter. The surgeon used injected anesthesia and Galli-Curci sang at points during the op so the surgeon could get her trachea back in the right place! That was in the '20's or
    '30's. Can you imagine someone doing that today??

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