Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gentleman



First, lets reveal the profession of the woman pictured yesterday. She worked for the government and was responsible for examining damaged currency. If currency was burned or damaged, and turned in for redemption, she was responsible for reconstructing the bills to see how much money had been there. Seems like a very tedious job, and I doubt that the government still offers this service. Several of you correctly identified this in the comments yesterday.

OK, now for today . . . what job does this gentleman have?

23 comments:

  1. Looks like he is holding a pair of minks. Maybe a mink breeder?

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  2. The Treasury does indeed still take in badly damaged currency for replacement. They say they handle $30 million annually.

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  3. I'm goiong to say ferrets

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  4. He looks like some sort of a Fur Farmer to me.
    He also looks some what like Stan Laurel.

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  5. I think he's the proprietor of a pet shop. And possibly a dealer of RCA Victor photographs.

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  6. This is a tough one. The way he is dressed and because he is holding what looks like minks, I'm thinking he has something to do with the fashion industry. Maybe a 1920's fur trader of some sort, maybe a fur buyer in NYC?

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  7. He is a magician preparing for his show. "As you can clearly see, I only have two ferrets here... Please pay no attention to my hat, it often twitches on its own."

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  8. Well, whatever it is, it's obviously Stan Laurel's day job. Another fine mess, probably.

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  9. My guess is that Stan Laurel had a pet store on the side in case Hardy became just too much to deal with, and he was at work that day when the picture was taken.

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  10. I think the man and the ferrets are rat catchers.

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  11. My nine year old thinks he is a ferret counter.

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  12. I was going to say rat catcher too, but somebody beat me to it! He has the ferrets and also a Jack Russell terrier which are known for hunting rats.

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  13. I love checking back to see what other people say.

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  14. Well, I was thinking along the lines described above by Myrtle and by Downtown Indy (thought I saw the "His Master's Voice" pooch. Now I think maybe Anonymous is on the right track; he's a rat catcher.
    If allowable, I also want to mention two maple syrup links; the first:
    http://epod.usra.edu/
    if you don't get to this one today, April 10, go to their archive and look up "sugar shack". This page contains the second link:
    http://www.uri.edu/news/releases/?id=5758
    Maybe some will like these.

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  15. Ferret catcher, using rats as bait and the RCA dog as a decoy.

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  16. I'll have to go with a vet because of the cages. He does really look like Stan Laural.

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  17. By golly, those little critters probably are ferrets. So I correct my guess and say rat catcher as well. (Note to self: No guesses before caffeine in the morning.)

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    1. This is fun and this old man has no idea what it is. Why most I wait till morning to find out?

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  18. he works in a pet store.. thts my guess

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