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Last year my aunt handed over one of my great-grandmother's album. This particular photograph jumped out immediately, and won the coveted title of "MOST ENTERTAINING" photo my collection. It's an 8x11 print labeled only, 1927 on the back. I have no idea why it was cropped. My great-grandfather William Bloomfield, took me by surprise when I spotted him on the far right of the top row. He has the funniest mustache and is slumped over, looking quite uncomfortable. When I first saw this picture, I had no idea what it was about. The shoes made me think of an old fashioned basketball team, but that made no sense. What would a 39 year old, asthmatic, William Bloomfield be doing on a basketball team? One of my cousins came to my rescue when she immediately recognized the symbol on the fez.
I have a feeling some of you know the meaning of this outlandish uniform. I won't give it away quite yet. Today, I'm going to let you guys, my knowledgeable readers, tell the story of this photo. Feel free to venture a guess! I'll spill the beans soon!
|Closeup William Bloomfield|
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