The Sepia Saturday suggestion for this week is three guys in suspenders and ties and no coats.
Well, we just did a page on trios and finding guys in ties would be pretty easy, so let's find some photographs of guys with braces/suspenders.
While looking for these, I also found enough photographs of people in bib-overalls to make a page by itself.
Blindfolds! We don't need no stinking blindfolds!
(Actually the Flickr comment section under this picture
should give you a good laugh. Just click the picture and scroll.)
Halderman Seldom knew where he was.
Whenever Halderman spotted someone with a camera, he always managed to get into the picture. Here, while Myra and her mother, Philo and her Aunt Cadbury, posed on the steps of the family summer home, Halderman quietly slipped into the frame. He always smiled so no one ever objected.
Someone at the Seldom household next door always came to get him and return him to his lawn-chair lookout position.
There were several other suspenders and braces photographs but they occurred in previous Sepia Saturday pages like "trios" and "costumes" and I somehow noticed, so I didn't re-use them here.
Now all that's left is the completely true legend of the Notorious Butterfat Gang. (As excerpted from the book Those Talking Pictures.) (You will be pleased to hear there are no copies left.)
Brace yourself to suspend your belief.
(Okay, go ahead, groan.)
This is the last known photograph of the notorious Butterfat Gang of Seven who terrorized the dairy industry in the mid 1930’s. Harlan Underln, standing, center, led the gang in raids on milk trucks and neighborhood Rubber Baby Buggy Ice Cream wagons throughout Iowa and County Cork
The Butterfat Gang of Seven, (the actual number in the gang is unknown because none of them could count) all descended in some way from lineage of the infamous robber, Dennis Moore of the 17th century in England. Highwayman Moore was noted for lupines and doing something completely different.
The method of the Butterfat Gang was simple. They would stand in the road and stop dairy delivery trucks. Eight or nine of the gang members would circle the truck and stand lookout. Three or four other members would then insist the driver sell them what ever stock was carried on the truck. The driver would then be obligated to return to the dairy and restock for the morning deliveries. This certainly confounded dairy owners not to mention the trauma experienced by many cows.
Their last caper was said to be the carefully planned robbery of the 2:40 AM milk train. It went awry when most of the gang members overslept. No one knows how many actually showed up as none of them could actually count. The engineer refused to stop the train anyway.
Throughout their reign of confusion, none of the gang was ever caught. Actually no one ever looked for them either. They all lived well into their fifties and died overweight
Heppel Whitsig, (seated, with cigar) invented the combination creel and picnic basket and went on to a successful retirement in poverty. He never married. His twin brother, Wimpole, (also seated but no cigar) was either the youngest or the oldest in the gang, depending on which account of his birth was accurate. His mother could not seem to recall the event.
Fred (too tall) Herringbun was not on the Titanic when it tragically struck an iceberg. He married young and his wife dressed him funny.
Gable Snoot, seventh from left in this picture, worked briefly as a store window model for suspenders (or braces). He was spotted there by a Hollywood movie director who went into hiding and was never seen again.
The rest of the gang is pretty much unknown but perhaps someone will recognizes a relative or a neighbor here.
These events rarely get a notation in history books although some say the gang activities accelerated the research leading to the invention of the milking machine.
Now for a good boost of reality, you should go back to
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and look for some blogs with a better grip on the subject.
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