Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
I have not idea who she is, but I love this photo. It looks like a portrait photo, but the pose is atypical for a portrait. She shows mucho moxie.
Is it Lillian Gish?
Ray,No, not Theda.PJM
Ray,Your entry is not correct.PJM
+JMJ+Wsit a minute. Visitor Appreciation Week. Someone's Momma?Yours?
My guess would be Allison Wilkes if this were a current photograph from Houston. Otherwise, I have no idea.
Pardon me for the delay . . . I just fixed Mrs. PJM's toilet, which was not flushing due to a domestic disaster last week.Lizbette and Mathan entries were not corrct.PJM
Tiny Tim's sister!
Not Tiny Tim's sisterPJM
Is it Fanny Brice?
Not Fanny Brice
How about - a very young Margaret Hamilton??PJM- please fill us in on your "Domestic Disaster."
PJM:"Nope" to which question - margaret hamilton or the domestic disaster?or both?
Smartgirl,Nope on your contest entry. Perhaps I will try and relate my recent domestic disaster in tomorrow's post.PJM
Is it Bebe Daniels?
It is not Bebe
Could it be Annie Oakley?
Not Annie OakleyPJM
Is this Jeannette Rankin?
Carmine Miranda without hat or makeup.
Al,Nope, not correct.PJM
From my first look this A.M. I thought: an old time actress doing Charlotte Corday, the French assassin of Marat. That's why I speculated on Bernhardt (incorrectly). One last stab: is it the first actress (1914) to play Corday in the movies: Constance Crawley?
Dan and Donna are both incorrect.PJM
Not alice roosevelt.PJM
Mary Garden?? Running out of ideas here... looks like we might need to start congratulating you!
Not Mary Garden.PJM
Margarita Fischer and if that's wrong, how about Lizzie Evans?
Donna,Wrong and Wrong.PJM
Well then, I give. Hope you get another win!
Not Marie Curie.I am going to bed now, so I will check in the morning, and will declare myself the winner if no one gets it by in the morning.Ha!PJM
If not your mother, is this a relative? Yours or another contributor's?
Its 8:00 AM, Contest is Closed, I WIN!!!!!!The person is Annie Russell (1884-1936), actress who played in the play Mice and Men
This was a tough one! If you Google Annie Russell you will find many pictures of her, all more flattering than this one. There is always next week.....
ARGHHHHH!!!I spent HOURS yesterday looking at photos and bios of Victorian and Edwardian actresses, and her name NEVER came up.My husband kept asking me what I was doing. He thinks I have an online boyfriend.Haha
Ah, "SmartGirl 1953" I feel your pain! For several contests I had the same experience of spending a lot of time without success. A couple of weeks ago I found my solution: When the mystery photo is a formal portrait without contemporary context other than the person's clothing, I close my browser, step away from the computer, and then check back the next day or so. My Saturdays (and mental health) have been far more productive since then!