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Keeping an Open Mind: 1926

Keeping an Open Mind: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Man examining skulls." Let's put our heads together and see what we can come up with. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.


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Who's in charge

The guy in the white shirt is obviously the brains of the operation

Tomato Paste brand?

I tried to figure out which Tomato Paste brand is shown on the box. I can read somethimg like "Villa Rial", but searches for that combination gave no results. I also read "Joh." The combination "Tomato Paste" & "Joh", brings many John West's en John Bull's, where John Bull seems to be the best guess for tomato pastes.
I there anybody who can give the clue?

Since it's in D.C.

It's not a local branch. Must be the head office.


The final candidates for Yorick.

Forensic anthropolgy is a thankless occupation

You'd have to have a hole in your head to get involved in it.

'Tis a puzzelment

It appears that instead of merely "examining" the skulls, he is tasked with reconstructing them from shards. He has his pot of glue to his left and a shard in hand. Several of the skulls appear to be tied together with string, presumably while the glue sets.

Preparing the tomato paste cans

I finally see where it comes from


Looking ahead.


and Skully.

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