Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
Beautiful picture...interesting riddle.
I'll take a shot today... Sarah Bernhardt
Michael . . . A Shot? A Shot in the Dark I would say.WRONG!The game contiues.PJM
Ross from Maine,If you are going to play, you MUST stop copying Michael's answeres.Still, it is not Sarah.PJM
What about Mildred Davis?
Heather, Heather, Heather . . . you are not going to let Nate win again this week are you? He will be up in an hour or so, so you much get it before then.Unfortunately your first try was woefully wrong.PJM
Mrs. Patrick Campbell?
Barbara,Nope, that was not it.Ross,Maybe you should go back to copying Michael's answeres . . . this one of yours is wrong, wrong, wrong.Is there anyone out there worthy of this contest? Sometimes I wonder why I bother.PJM
Ray in the UK,Next week maybe I will post a picture of the Queen of England as the Mystery Person. Then maybe you could win one. As far as this week goes, you are goining a long list of people providing wrong names this morning.PJM
It is Mata Hari. Maybe
HoHoBear,Welcome to the contest. Now that was a worthy guess . . . wrong, but worthy none-the-less.I believe I have finally stumped you all.Better hurry, nate gets up in an hour.PJM.
I'm fairly certain she's not named Marie.
Marie,Now that was funny . . . so we are not all going to guess our own names this morning.PJM.
Actually Marie, I was just looking at a picture of a woman named Maria Studholme who could possibly be the woman in this picture.....
Could it be Lillian Gish?
Ray is Wrong, AgainHeather is Wrong, Again
Anon is Wrong.
Since no one can win the contest, maybe we should discuss the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. Did I mention that King Tut, and his Golden burial mask are not at the exhibit?PJM
Is this a relative of yours...perhaps your grandmother, featured elsewhere on your site?
Ross is going for the record . . . most wrong guesses on one game. Add another one to his tally.WRONG!!!!Ha Ha Ha, I think I have finally done it this week, I have stumped you all.PJM
Heather, no this is not a family membber. What are you saying anyway, my family members are tramps? No, women in my family would not dress like this. I am highly offended by the suggestion.PJM
Since I was slow on my first guess, I was just trying to make up for it...
This is my last try, Mata Hari??
Mata Hari was already guessed. Not only is it wrong, it is still wrong. So where is Nate? Afraid to come out and play, I say. I think he is sitting and quivering in his boots, afraid to even try this week.PJM
Well done Heather.You've touched a nervethere.
et tu Ray? You join Heather is casting aspersions on the women in my family?Is the whole world ganging up on me?No matter, small people who can not win the contest, so start calling names.PJM
Heather,You are correct. Nice job. How did you figure it out?PJM.
I looked on FotoSearch under Cleopatra and up popped a photo of her, not the same photo as you have but obviously the same woman. So Langtry Texas was so named because of her?
Judge Roy Bean was the "Law West of the Pecos", and one of the most colorful figures of the Old West. He ran a court of sorts in a saloon. He had an infatuation with Lillie, and he wrote her love letters, which she never answered. He named his saloon/court house "The Jersey Lillie", which can Lillie Langtry's nickname, and the name she often went by. His courthouse as in Langtry Texas, but it is not clear that the town was named after her. Bean went to see a show of Langtry's when she was in San Antonio, but he never got to meet her.PJM
Congratulations Heather.And an English woman too.Shame on me.
Way to go Heather! The Internet remains unbeaten.
Thanks for the fun, PJM. You go, Heather!
Thanks, gents. And we leave PJM for another week, dreaming for the day when he will prevail.... though he dreams in vain. Everybody, do your best evil laugh, and leave PJM to lick his wounds.
Ouch!Oh but next week. Ah yes, next week. I already have a picture picked out.PJM
The clue is misleading. You're saying Lily Langtry is famous because Judge Roy Bean had a pash for her. No. That's something that is part of Bean's legend, not hers. She's famous for being a courtesan whose most famous paramour was Edward the VII when he was Prince of Wales. She also had a career as a popular actress in Oscar Wilde's opuses. And she invented celebrity endorsements (Pear Soap). bean scmean. Jim Smith
If she was that famous, then you should not have needed a clue . . . Jim - Did not see you even enter the contest.
Great Job, Heather!!!You deserve to win!!!I was going to say Clara Bow, but I'm late and wrong, as usual.I'm guess I'm all tired out from trampling through all those mummies at the Met.PJM:Don't feel too badly, they all look the same on the outside.At one point my husband was looking at a scroll with hieroglyphics, and he said that it appeared that the pharoh had defaulted on his mortgage and was looking for a bailout!!
Please stop talking aboutEnglish Royalty.Your making me paraniod.
Ray,Is it true that the Queen of England selects the President of Australia for them?PJM
hi, ray uk:Lille Langtry was born in New Jersey, so she's not really British, but she lived there and had an affair with the Prince of Wales.I guess we Americans just can't appreicate the royalty and "rule by birthright" thing.It must be because this country was founded by those who wanted to get away from the monarchy.Of course, the Queen's function is mostly ceremonial these days, but I must admit I do find the whole thing interesting, nonetheless.Espcially the Wallis Simpson and Edward the VIII thing. I've read that he was a Nazi sympathizer and that Churchill wanted him gone, anyway.I DO have Tony Blair's autograph, though. I wrote him a note of support when he resigned, and he answered me.I love him.
Your a wicked man.Popeye to the rescue.I enjoyed the debate onCuster, at the beginning of the week. It was really interesting.
SmartGirl 1953It's Jersey in the channelIslands, not New Jersey.Her real name was Le Breton.I'm try to get away from theMonarchy, too.Could someone sponsor mefor a green-card.
Ray:well, i read on a website that she was born in new jersey, so i guess THAT'S wrong.anyway, you don't want to come here now, you're better off where you are.wait a couple of years until things settle down.tony blair is HOT.
Ray of UK I'll sponsor you. You can move to Indiana and be a farmer...LOL! I love in town and have a postage size piece of ground surrounding my house, but last year I planted my first garden ever along each side of the sidewalk that goes up to my house. Each side had about 3'x12' to garden so I planted corn, squash and beans. Then I had patio tomatos and pots with strawberries. I had a pretty decent garden! Pack up your bags and move to Indiana.
Heather:Aren't you nice! But be sure to remind Ray that there's no national healthcare here, so he'll be on his own in that respect.And . . .can you send me some veggies this summer?I have a black thumb, all plants wilt when i look at them.
Thank you for the offer,Heather, and the adviseSmartGirl 1953. Your both too kind.Love to you all, Ray
Ray:Can you hook me up with Tony Blair?haha
Hey SmartGirl, you want to see a handsome British guy, take a look at Henry Cavill....very nice. Although none of the young pups today can hold a candle to Cary Grant.
Heather:OK, I'll check him out. But . . .you're right!!!Cary Grant was good looking and classy, too. North By Northwest is one of my favorite movies.Did you know his real name was Archibald Leach???
I arrived very late, but I immediately thought of Cleopatra. My first guess would have been Theda Bara. I would have probably never arrived at Langtry.
One of Langtry's (le Breton)ancestors was Richard le Breton.Richard le Breton was one ofthe four knights who murdered St. Thomas Becket in CanterburyCathedral in 1170.Now that's a leap in timeand space.
SmartGirl53,Since you evidently have such good taste in men, can I invite you over to my blog, specifically set up to "honour", as Americans put it, our previous Prime Minister, Tony Blair.It's still going, even with its quaint name.Some of us just don't know when to let go!
Blair Supporter:Thanks!!! I'll check it out. I've always loved Tony, and we were thrilled when he sent me a note, way over here in America.First of all, you could just tell by his face what a good chap he is. Not to mention the fact that he's unbearably attractive, and he was born in 1953, just like me.That was the year!
She has her own web site:www.lillielangtry.com
It's Mata Hari
It's MAta Hari
I believe that Lilly stopped off at Langtry ,after Roy's death years later, to see the the little r.r. town on her way to the west coast.My g-greatgrandfater was buried in a little cememtery on a bluff over-looking the rio grande on 1911.I think Roy died in 03. I wonder if he ever spent any time in Judge Roy's saloon/courthouse.I think the town was named for a railroad foreman, named Langtry, no kin to Lilly. He helped build the railroad through this beautiful,dry,rough, tough,ugly, beautiful part of the world.