Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mystery Person Contest


I am hoping for a great contest today. Ready, Set, Go!!!!

19 comments:

  1. Nate,
    Ha! You are incorrect.

    Perhaps I have stumped you this week. I will begin my breakfast celebration soon.

    PJM

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  2. Pope George RingoJune 11, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Tad Lincoln?

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  3. Way too soon, PJM. This is Charley!

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  4. That is Charles Taylor of New Orleans.

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  5. Nate,
    Wow, how did you get this one.

    Yes, it is Charley Taylor, a WHITE slave in New Orleans.
    PJM

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  6. Congratulations Nate! Could you please ID the flag? It looks like the First Stars and Bars but the field and stripe colors appear reversed.

    John

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  7. When I first saw him, I was thinking that this must be a drummer and probably a famous one if he was pictured with a giant flag. The most famous drummer is Johnny Clem. I didn't think it looked like him, but kids' faces change so much. When you said it wasn't him I started thinking why else would a kid be pictured with a giant flag and then I remembered some abolitionist photos of white slaves after New Orleans was captured. When I googled, "white slave flag new orleans." I found the photo of Rosa, Charley, and Rebecca I recalled. A little more searching pulled up Charley's last name.

    So, are you on summer yet?

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  8. I was thinking he might be Toddler Binghamton, the inventor of TinkerToys.

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  9. John, it's a United States flag.

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  10. Yes, I am enjoying summer vacation. How about you?
    PJM

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  11. We still have one more week. Ah, summer seems so far away for me!

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  12. Just one star visible, huge stripes (like bars) but mostly the b&w rendition of color throw me. I guess a function of early photography that the red stripes are darker than the blue field.
    Thanks Nate

    John

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  13. I had no idea this morning.
    Good job ENM, glad you got it.

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  14. Yeah, flags from the Civil War are so unique and varied that it is hard to tell from just a little snippet. One of the things that always throws me about photography from this time is that yellow or gold colored things often appears as dark black.

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  15. Although I am new to visiting this wonderful site, I must conclude that young MR. Maas is one sharp fellow!

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  16. I can't wait to hear the background story!

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  17. aw is he really from New Orleans? nice. a fellow Louisianian

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