Mystery Photo No. 70

August 31, 2014

Our readers have an excellent record at solving the puzzle of our Mystery Photos, but last week was a rare exception. No would could identify the young couple holding the top of their wedding cake.

We received one email from a reader who surmised the photo was not from the early 1950s, or was taken in some other place, because a dial telephone is visible on the desk. Washington did not get dial service until December 1956.

Another reader claimed in an email that he recognized the house as one he purchased in Abilene, Texas, in 1982, when he was in the Air Force. That may be a stretch, but it does seem likely from the lack of response that the picture was taken out of town. Maybe even way out of town.

Perhaps our readers will have better luck with this week’s Mystery Photo. We do know that it is of the football team of Richhill High School in Greene County. It was probably taken around 1940, and in late autumn because of the snow.

We’d like to know who the boys are. We’d also like to know what happened if one of them became injured, because there seems to be just enough players to take the field.

If you think you recognize the players, 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. We hope to have a little more luck this week and to publish our findings next Monday.



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