Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Mystery statue unveiled in 1917

When my late dad-in-law Edgar James Wood got his first camera in 1917, the young teen took photos during his family's car trip from Cleveland to Chicago to visit relatives. In that photo album is this mystery statue, seemingly ready for unveiling during the summer of 1917.

I followed the smart advice on yesterday's Tripping Over My Roots post by Anna Matthews and tried a wordless Google image search using this photo. Nothing. Then I tried adding "1917" but still nothing. Then I tried other search terms, but alas, no matches. So this statue photo remains a mystery on almost Wordless Wednesday.

6 comments:

Michelle Ganus Taggart said...

Okay so this is going to eat at me Marian! I hope someone recognizes the building or something and is able to help identify this statue.

Marian B. Wood said...

A while back, I posted this photo on a Cleveland-area gen page to ask for ideas but no luck yet. Sigh. Of course I'll keep an eye out for more clues!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Marian, that is a fun mystery.

Marian B. Wood said...

Colleen, my Philly cousin notes that the columns in the background suggest government buildings, but her searches haven't found anything yet either. Her guess is a statue of Lincoln!

Anna Matthews said...

Hmmm. Too bad the image search didn't work. I just want to reach into that photo and remove the cover!

Marian B. Wood said...

Me too, Anna! It must have been a somewhat important event, given the draping and the photographers lined up to capture the moment. Sigh.