Mystery Photo No. 62

May 18, 2014

Since we began the weekly Mystery Photo feature more than two-and-a-half years ago, only three photos completely stumped our readers. Last week’s offering was one of them.

The photo from the late 1940s of four girls in costume playing in a park produced not a single response from the public. It seems they’ll remain anonymous in the Observer-Reporter photo archive forever.

Perhaps we’ll have better luck with this week’s picture of two men posing in front of a wall of boxes. Under magnification, the lettering on one of the cartons reads: “Spray nonfat dry milk purchased and delivered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., for distribution to school lunch programs and other eligible outlets; not to be sold or exchanged; store in a cool, dry place.”

We’d like to know where this cool, dry place was, who the men are, when they were photographed and for whom the powdered milk was intended.

If you can answer any of these questions and help solve this puzzle, 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 a little help, we’ll be able to solve this mystery and publish our findings next Monday.



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