Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
This is an outrage!No real person could get this one, only a myth or a legend.Who has EVER heard of Robert Scott?Yes, you are correct, it is Captain Robert Scott, on an adventure to the Antarctic.
I would normally ask for a round two, but I may be busy in a half an hour with something else.
I was hoping it was Sir Ernest Shackleton, with his whiskey just out of the shot.good job, Nate!
I knew it was Robert F. Scott alsoBut I just got here and THAT EVIL NAT MAAS already had guessed it
I've been waiting for three hours for the mystery person to be posted, and in 8 minutes the ENM strikes again! P
In the spirit of gentlemanly competition, I would like to invite you all, including PJM (if you really exist), to my blog:http://natemaas.blogspot.comwhere a brand new contest, Person-of-Mystery™ will begin in about 15 minutes.
This outrage might just lead to a picture embargo.Is there no limit to what this man will stoop to?PJM
BOYCOTT THIS CONTEST!!!!!
It's amusing that you've posted an image of cross-country skiing, snow, and ice - dreaming of cooler days ahead?
Well, well, well, PJM if you're not up to my POM contest, perhaps checking out my domestic update post would be more your style.
Of course the day I knew, right off the bat, only to have the Evil Nate Maas deny me sweet victory!
Just FYI, Person-of-Mystery™ is underway.
I don like his contest. Is too hard. I stick with PJM's contest. Hes nice boy.
Who is the Antarctic explorer that brought the recently discovered whisky? Nimrod comes to mind.
Maybelline, it was Shackleton's stash of Whiskey that was recently uncovered.
Captain Scott was waaaaaay toooo easy. Need another mystery pic.
definitaly tin eyed
This one actually is not on tin eye. I try to check before I use a picture.PJM
Does the ENM have a life? Does he sit all alond, night after night, day after day, reading back issues of National Geographic and Science Weekly? Watch Jeopardy marathons? Read encyclopedias for fun? HOW DOES ONE PERSON KNOW ALL THIS STUFF?????? ???? ??? ? Signed, Just Jealous
Nate;I burst out laughing when I read your comments... Announcing your own Mystery Person of the Day contest, after a slam dunk, hole-in-one first strike.Not that I'd condone such mutinous conduct to PJM. Admiral Farragut, to revisit a great column, wouldn't stand for it...But the domestic update too..You guys are great...
Gotta say, in the Mr. PJM vs Mr. ENM battle, (or Mr. ENM vs Mr. PJM battle) I've always been a believer in "fight fire with fire".Other than that, Mr. PJM, great photos, thank you. And thank you for the domestic updates.
I pla dat utter boys contest. He dun go up on de roof in de midle of de game. What dat boy tinken.
Thanks very much for posting these very interesting old photographs. I only just discovered your site today, and I hope to be viewing it regularly.One minor quibble about your Old Picture of the Day: the original caption on the photo,which reads, "South Street and Brooklyn Bridge," indicates that the picture is of Manhattan's East River waterfront, not Brooklyn's (South Street parallels the river on the Manhattan side); Brooklyn only appears in the righthand far distance,on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Thanks again!
First I thinked this is a member of the Amundsen's antarctic expedition in wind (not fur) polar dress.Now I say that's Robert F. Scott.
I can't see any shadows, which makes me wonder about the date, time & location. Wasn't there recently a feature in National Geographic about photogrammetry of shadows being used to establish an explorer's polar location?
Anonymous,You are thinking the Arctic (i.e. different end of the earth) re: National Geographic, photos, and angles of sunlight. There is still some controversy regarding the claims of Peary and those of Cook.