Sun, 26 April 2009
Sun, Apr 26 2009
Mister Ron's Basement #1358
Our Saturday Night Special story is told through two separate tales by Leon Mead.
They both deal with the photograph we featured in Episode #1343 and is reproduced on this web page again, below.
The first tale is taken from Mead's 1899 book, 'The Bow Legged Ghost and Other Stories' and it tells how the photograph came about. It also includes one of the very few truly sad stories Bill Nye ever wrote. It is called 'Eugene Field and Bill Nye.'
The second piece concerns the finding of the lost picture. It appeared in the New York Tribune in 1905 and is called 'The Story of a Photograph.'
The photo as it appeared in the Tribune in 1905
The photo as it appeared in Visscher's 1908 Book
Time: approx sixteen and a half minutes
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