How much information can you extract from a single photograph? In this photo, some things seem obvious at first glance. But what else can you infer by looking at the smaller details in the photo?
- What objects do you see?
- Which details seem important to understanding what is going on?
- What is the main activity that you notice?
- What do you notice about WHERE this photo was taken?
- What kind of building do you think this is?
- Can you make any inferences about the surrounding area?
- Do you have a guess as to WHEN it might be?
- What details give you clues as to the time period of this photo?
- Can you make any inferences about the season, temperature or time?
- What is odd or unexpected?
- What seems irrelevant or unrelated to the main activity?
- Do any details seem to contradict or undermine your first analysis of the photo?
- Are there any mysteries within the photo? What questions do you have?
This week we challenge you to wring the maximum amount of information from this image! Look closely and share what this photograph tells about you about the time and place in which it was taken by leaving us a comment below.
Come back on Friday when we will update the post with more identifying information!
UPDATED: Woman at telephone switchboard in Coleman, Florida (1906)
J.O. Fleece’s telephone company had exchanges in Wildwood and Coleman and served the central Sumter County area. Mr. Fleece sold the service to Peninsular Telephone Company about 1914.