Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mystery Contest


OK, last week you all accused me of putting up an easy contest so it would be over quickly, so I could go work on the greenhouse. Well, it is raining today, so I have ALL day. You will rue the day you complained about an easy contest. Today, you will all be defeated, and I will finally be able to have a victory breakfast in the morning. Let the Contest Begin!

77 comments:

  1. is she Virginia Wolf? (purely based on the size of the probosis).

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  2. Joe,
    That entry is not going to get it done.

    Ha! contest was too easy last week, huh?

    PJM

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  3. is she Fanny Brice?

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  4. It looks like Margaret Hamilton from the Wizard of Oz. That seemed too easy, so probably not!

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  5. Karen,
    It is not Fnny Brice

    Icantdrive55,
    It is not Margaret Hamilton.

    Ha! You will all be defeated today.
    PJM

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  6. PJM, you have done it this time. That is the ugliest man/woman I have seen in quite a while. It almost looks like the pictures of old gunfighters after they lost a gunfight and got propped up on a board (chair?) for the picture. I can't tell if the clothing is worn or just placed over the body frame.

    My guess is Calamity Jane in repose.

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  7. Good morning PJM

    I'll try Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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  8. Al,
    Your entry is not going to be a winner.

    Ray,
    Sorry, not going to cut it.

    Hmmm . . . perhaps I will win this week.
    PJM

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  9. Indy, it is not Katie Elder.
    PJM

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  10. I'm gonna try again with 'Kate's birth name Catherine Horony, just in case I was disqualified for that reason.

    It sure looks her in like some of the photos of her and Doc Holiday.

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  11. No Indy, it is not Catherine Horony.
    PJM

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  12. My wild guess is Angelina Grimke

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  13. Dag,
    Not Angelina Grimke
    PJM

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  14. Mary,
    It is not Annie Oakley
    PJM

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  15. It looks like a post-mortem photograph

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  16. Margaret Heffernan Borland?

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  17. Cattle Kate, a.k.a. Big Nose Kate, the first woman hanged by vigilantes.

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  18. Mathan,
    Sorry for my delay in responding. Rain let up, so I ran out and mowed the grass. Big mistake, got mud all over the mower tires.

    It is not Margaret Heffernan Borland

    It is not big nose kate.

    PJM

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  19. How about Belle Star?

    Kitty B

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  20. I will guess Typhoid Mary.

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  21. Not Belle Star

    Not Typhoid Mary

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  22. just passing by and playing dumbJuly 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Is she your great-gran' ?

    ;))

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  23. Amelia Bloomer women's voting rights activist and feminist who loved to wear masculine ties

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  24. Not Calamity jane

    Not Amelia Bloomer

    Not a relative of mine.

    Hmmm . . . looks like I might have stumped everyone.

    PJM

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  25. Mary Surrat, who was hanged for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth?

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  26. Mary,
    It is not May Lillie

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  27. Elizabeth Hoagland, wife of Utah polygamist, George Q Cannon?

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  28. It is not Elizabeth Hoagland
    PJM

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  29. I'm thinking Mr. PJM may have 'misled' us by choosing a photo of a man (in which case we have misled ourselves).

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  30. Ha! Not Oscar Wilde. That was a Wilde Guess.
    PJM

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  31. is it margaret hamilton

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  32. It is not margaret hamilton
    PJM

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  33. It is not Ella Watson
    PJM

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  34. Regardless of who ths turns out to be, I hope we get some backstory on it. The photo creeps me out.

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  35. Just put in a call to Mrs. PJM to pick up some powdered sugar and whipped cream for the victory breakfast. I feel certain I will be victorious this weekend!
    PJM

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  36. A wild guess: it's PHOTOSHOPped!

    , just having fun.

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  37. Last post removed my
    *jk* before the "just having fun".

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  38. Alrighty... I'm dying to know who this poor unfortunate gal is... when shall you reveal her identity???

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  39. I think we are traditionally tortured until after the morning crepes are consumed. Then the answer is revealed.

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  40. It is not Belle Boyd,
    It is not WC Field.
    PJM

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  41. Is this Mother Bickerdyke?

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  42. Not Mother Bickerdyke,
    PJM

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  43. I still think it's a guy.

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  44. Might it be the other Grimke daughter Sarah Grimke

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  45. It is not Sarah Grimke
    PJM

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  46. I have a feeling that if we saw this woman with eyes open and not clenching her lip, we would know her.

    Enjoy your breakfast!

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  47. Not Susan B. Anthony.

    My breakfast is all but a certainty.
    PJM

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  48. Is it Lizzie Borden?

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  49. It is not Lizzie Bordon.
    PJM

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  50. Nope, not victoria claflin woodhull
    PJM

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  51. One last try before you enjoy your well deserved breakfast...Nellie Cashman?

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  52. Not Nellie Cashman.

    I will rest assured of a victory tonight.

    PJM

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  53. Possibly Marie Curie?

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  54. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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  55. OK, We have not had a correct answer, so I am the winner.

    It was Isma Martin, a confidence/con lady from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The picture was from her police file. She had many scams, but one of her favorites was to ride into town on a bicycle, and then claim to be a representative of a bicycle company. She would take deposits and payments for bicycle orders, and guess what . . . She never delivered any bicycles.

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  56. PJM,

    Wow. Good one. Enjoy your victory breakfast. The only thing I had right on this one was that it had a vaguely criminal aspect to it.

    Goes to show that you just can't trust those biker chicks.

    Dave

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  57. Congratulations on your win, Mr. PJM. Enjoy your victory breakfast!

    Happy 4th of July to all, celebrate what independence we have left while you can.

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  58. She was apparent;y denied a pardon in order to help her repent.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=4fwJAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=Isma+Martin&source=bl&ots=mD6Tcr3wrE&sig=cwbaKK61G8hLeLJECx_fXsrnJ78&hl=en&ei=aZ0wTK6uAczUngeSmuHECg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Isma%20Martin&f=false

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  59. Can you explain the odd pose?

    Enjoy your Independence Day / Victory meal.

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  60. You deserved a good breakfast after that one..:)

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  61. she looks like elmira gulch

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