Yes, we all know that "a picture is worth 1,000 words." But sometimes a picture still needs words.
Take this photo as an example. Part of the collection of former teachers Delmar and Lavonne Frederickson, this photo shows some activity at Edina High School. I think that's Mr. Frederickson on the floor at right. But what's the deal with the Time Magazine backdrop? What is so fascinating about their reading material? What year is it and who are they?
Here's another unknown activity. Student newspaper staff? Yearbook staff?
But this one wins my prize for most perplexing. Three boys on motorcycles, not a typical sight in a school publication -- especially when you see what's under the wheel of the Yamaha in the foreground.
Is it a photo to illustrate motorcycle safety? Or the consequences of bullying? Or what?
The Frederickson collection consists primarily of paper artifacts, with just a dozen or so mysterious photos. Some clearly relate to school plays or Homecoming, but I can't tell much about these. Do you have any captions for me, real or imagined? I'd love the facts, but you're welcome to offer a creative take on the photos. (Humor is allowed. Meanness isn't.) Please comment here or email me.
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