While attending an event at the Spencer Country Inn, I took photos of some of the place’s many antiques. After all, one never knows what image might come in handy one day to illustrate a 2NHG blog. It was only later, while I was sitting and chatting with friends and family members, that I noticed this picture in a distant corner of the room. It seemed completely out of place in an area filled with baskets and old tools and milk bottles and antique cash registers and no Halloween décor whatsoever.
When I walked up for a closer look—and to take a photo, of course—the print turned out to be not exactly what I thought it was. Or was it? As will not surprise you, I conducted an internet search as soon as I got home.
If you've never seen this image before, you might want to try flying without Google, and telling us in the Comments what you make of it. Or, you can click on the links below or do your own search.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.