Do you ever walk into an antique shop and find something that completely draws you in? Well it happened to my wife and I as we were perusing an antique shop in downtown Cadiz, Kentucky. My wife pulled down this photo and showed it to me. I had to have it. It had all the cool things in life: Horses, booze, food, and guns. We flipped it over and written in pencil on the reverse, “Princeton, Kentucky, 1880’s. That was enough for me. I am a history buff and most of my family are from Kentucky, so naturally I wanted it. Plus it is just a cool picture!
So for $15 we walked away with this little gem. We get it home, and really start inspecting the photo. What in the world is going on in it? At first, I think it might be an election of some sort, or a church gathering. Why do they have guns? Why is there a ham hanging in a tree? There is so much going on in this picture that I have no idea why these people are posing like they are. Is this a staged photo?
I am sharing this story, not because I have figured out what this photo is about, but because it is still a subject of mystery. And now, I am sharing this problem with you! And, it is just too cool not to share. If this photograph intrigues you, please share in the comments!