Friday’s Mystery Slide – vol 3

Going back in time

Someone told me that they weren’t overly challenged by last Friday’s Mystery Slide, so I’m tossing you another easy one, as I still need to catch up on scanning…

A moo-ving image!

This slide is pretty easy, so I expect quite a bit of detail about this scene, such as

  • Where was this image taken?
  • What type of cattle are these?
  • What kind of cart are they pulling?

Looking forward to your responses!!


Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

15 thoughts on “Friday’s Mystery Slide – vol 3”

  1. My first thought was Pennsylvania but the cows look like Texas long horn cows pulling an apple cart……I have no idea! Nice picture though!

    1. Nobody has gotten close yet…I’ll start dropping hints this evening and will reveal tomorrow, if nobody figures the answer.

      I actually thought this was a bit easier than last week 🙂

  2. FYI, I have this headache since last night trying to solve this..harder than I thought. Me & my husband studying this slide last night but we didn’t find any clues.So vague.This is quite rather out of my range of subject since I’m not into cows..:) But I will and still trying to solve this Frank.

  3. The answer is… Old Sturbridge Village ( ), which is a museum set in the period of the 1830s in Massachusetts. This mystery slide was trickier than I intended, as I thought that someone would recognize the building styles, which does tell me that I might not have many readers from the New England area. I’ll try to make it more accessible in next week’s image.

    btw this photo was taken in 1961 or 1962.

    1. Though I wasn’t able to solve this mystery, I was glad to know the details of this photo. I was really intrigued. But I haven’t got much time to do research. Wow, 1960’s again! This is why I love old photos, so much history! and you are right, though I love buildings & structures, I was not particularly aware of New England area..but i guess its the whole point of mystery.
      That was another brilliant post Frank. This is really a great idea of you to have this things in your Blog.
      thanks for making my WP time worthwhile cuz I’m learning a lot.

      1. I really appreciate your comments on my blog. These slides that were taken by my wife’s grandfather are an interesting source of material. There are some from the 1950s too, but quality is not the same.

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