Mystery Photo No. 51

December 29, 2013

We know that this week’s Mystery Photo has something to do with the Red Cross, which is visible on the jars and on patches worn by two of the women. But who these people are, where they were, and when and why the photo was taken are things we’d like to find out.

The only clue we can offer our readers, other than that the hairstyles were popular in the early 1960s, is that the picture was found in the Observer-Reporter’s Waynesburg office. There is nothing written on the back of the print and no indication it was ever published in the newspaper, though it might have been.

If you think you can identify any of the nine people in the picture, email Park Burroughs, retired executive editor, at, or call and leave a message for him along with your telephone number at 724-222-2200, extension 2400.

With some assistance from our readers, we’ll be able to solve this puzzle and publish our findings next Monday.

Park Burroughs has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1972. He is the winner of numerous state and regional awards for feature, column and editorial writing. He is the author of two books, “Enter, With Torches: Recollections of a Grumpy Old Editor,” and "Washington County Murder and Mayhem." He retired in September 2012 but continues to contribute to the O-R’s news pages.

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