Back in the distant past when information wasn’t linked so strongly to a photo by tag, caption or exif data, there lies a whole world of mystery photos. My first taste of this world came from a National Geographic Blog called FOUND where they post photos found in their archives that have never been previously published. I happened upon this photo:
Even though National Geographic is in the business of photos and knows the general date and photographer, we still don’t know who these people are or why, for example, a dog is on a rocking chair on a lily pad.
The world of mystery photos includes a large part of Bethel’s Digital Library. I present to you Mystery Photo #1: