Monday, April 25, 2016

Photo Number 2220

This is a photo from the antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.

It was more than I usually pay for a photo ($5) but I felt it was a good mystery and might have a few stories behind it!

Figure 8 ND FF Downstairs shop

On the back of he photo is a notation “Figure 8” and below it ND.

Figure 8 ND FF Downstairs shop

All of their caps say Figure 8 on them.  Five men and one woman.

Any ideas?

Thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

  1. I think it looks like a band. There is a band stand behind them. Perhaps they played for an outdoor skating rink?

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    1. perhaps, but wouldn't band members be proud of their instruments and have them in the photo?

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    2. There is a Figure 8 Island off the coast of North Carolina.

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    3. I sent a note to The North Carolina State Historical Society to see if they knew anything:)

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    4. But I thought the photo had the notation, ND. North Dakota? I can't remember...isn't there an archive of newspapers accessible there at University of North Dakota? I wonder if anything would come up on a search there, looking for "Figure 8"... maybe tomorrow...

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    5. Yes It says ND but maybe it is an error?

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  2. I was thinking perhaps they were the crew of a named railcar. Blind man looks like he has a pocket watch.

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  3. Its a mystery that's for sure!

    "Figure 8" and Figure Eight are hard to search for - you get lots of figures captioned "Figure 8".

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