Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mystery History


Where are we? And what's happening?

The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize!

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.

9 comments:

Petrea said...

A Pasadena housewife surveys the damage in her home caused by the 1941 Torrance-Gardena earthquake.

Anonymous said...

This is after the Sylmar quake in 72.

Anonymous said...

eeek make that 71

altadenahiker said...

It can't be a quake -- look at the lamp and the records. How about an animal ran through the house -- a raccoon or a bear.

Bellis said...

What's she cradling in her arms? It looks like a baby rabbit. Perhaps this is a staged photo from a Pasadena City safety campaign showing the dangers of keeping small furry animals?

Trish said...

I'm going to say after the Tehachapi quake 51/52?---she's wearing a robe very similar to my grandmother had at the time. It was strong enuf to move stuff on San Gorgonio & supposedly in Pasadena pretty well too.

Margaret said...

Quake seems so likely, but AH makes a good point. Hmmm. I think someone through a banana plant through her window. Just to be mean.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The woman in the photo thought it was possible to leave her siamese cat Mirrabella unattended for a long weekend with only a bowl of water and kitty kibble. "That Darn Cat"

kevin at Time River Productions said...

Judging by the vinyl LPs, I would say it is early 1960s. I think a deer ran through her house. Notice how none of the plant vegetation is around the plant except for one leaf that fell quite away from the dirt. The deer may have eaten the plant. The ironing board was knocked over too. The iron is under the far chair. The deer probably took the ironing board when it left. It would make a perfect deer-shaped sleeping platform out in the woods.