Thursday, January 28, 2010
Mystery History -- Not Quite Solved
For the second time in Mystery History, um, history, I'm not prepared yet with the full scoop!
I had some newspaper articles that we were absolutely, positively sure were all about the background to the photos on the contact sheet above, but on closer inspection yesterday the articles are from 1926.
Trouble is, the photos above were clearly shot at Pasadena City Hall (the fountain and the urns are the dead giveaways). This building didn't open until the following year.
Give me a little more time to continue this wild goose chase -- with the help of Martha Camacho, one of our crackerjack researchers at Pasadena Public Library.
And remember -- Mayor Bill Bogaard's 2010 State of the City event is tonight! It's free and open to the public.