Post by forgottenhistoryhunt on Feb 13, 2021 8:07:50 GMT -5
Just an update...and the first hint.
This is a list of names that have been submitted to me so far - all incorrect, but all interesting people worth reading about:
Paul Cezanne - French painter, died in 1906 at the age of 67 from pneumonia after being caught in a storm. Francis Bacon - English philosopher and statesman, died in 1626 at the age of 65 from pneumonia. Claude Monet - French painter, died in 1926 at the age of 86 from lung cancer. Robert Capa - Hungarian American war photographer, died in 1954 at the age of 40 by stepping on a land mine.
Although this last one has a number of parallels to my story, I am not a man.
Post by forgottenhistoryhunt on Feb 13, 2021 16:03:28 GMT -5
I have decided to add a second prize. This smaller prize will be awarded to the second hunter to submit a correct answer.
I have also decided that hunters outside the US will be eligible for this smaller prize.
If you live outside the US and are the first to submit the correct answer, this is the prize you will receive, and the original "first prize" will be awarded to the second correct answer - with a US address.
Let me know if this is not clear or if you have any questions. This will be a trial run for me to see if I will be able to send future prizes overseas.
It is possible that both prizes will go to hunters in the US, but the smaller prize is available to those outside the US.
I will post another update and hint tomorrow if it has not been solved by then.
Post by forgottenhistoryhunt on Feb 14, 2021 6:51:44 GMT -5
I received a lot of answers yesterday and it's been really interesting reading up on all of them! Thank you all for your submissions. Here is a list to add to the names I posted yesterday:
Gerda Taro - German war photographer and partner of Robert Capa, died in 1937 at the age of 26 after being crashed into by a tank. Ernest Hemmingway - American author, died in 1961, age 61. Diane Arbus - American photographer, died in 1971, age 48. Arthur Fellig aka Weegee - American street photographer born in Austria, died in New York in 1968 at the age of 69. Statue of Liberty -'Born' in France, a gift to the US, dedicated in 1886, still 'living' (age 135) Corrine Day - British fashion photographer, died 2010, age 48. Julia Margaret Cameron - British portrait photographer, died 1879, age 63. Julia Shannon - Early American photographer, born in 1812, she lost all of her work in a house fire in 1851. There is no record of her after the 1852 census (age 40). Sally Mann - American photographer, still living, age 69 Sarah Ladd - American landscape photographer, died 1927, age 66 Francesca Woodman - American photographer, died 1981, age 22 The "Kodak Girl" - Advertising image for Kodak film, first introduced in 1911, campaign died out in the 1980's, age about 77. Edward Muybridge - English photographer, died 1904, age 74 Robert Louis Stevenson - Scottish novelist and poet, died 1894, age 44 Dickey Chapelle - American photojournalist and war correspondent, first correspondent to be killed in the Viet Nam war, in war in 1965, age 47. Dorothea Lang - American Depression-era photojournalist, died in 1965, age 70.
These are all great guesses. Who knew there were so many lives - and even a statue and an ad campaign -with details that fit this poem?
Post by forgottenhistoryhunt on Feb 15, 2021 7:46:21 GMT -5
Today's update: Here is a list of the guesses submitted yesterday:
Abigail Hayman - American photographer, died 2013, age 71. Berry Berenson - Actress, photographer, died 2001 in 9/11 plane crash, age 53. Dian Fossey - American primatologist, studied Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, murdered in 1985, age 53. Rosetta Wakeman - American woman who fought in the Civil War for the Union Army under the name Lyle Wakeman, died of disease during the war in 1864, age 21. Amelia Earhart - American aviator and author, disappeared 1937, age 39. Polaroid cameras - first camera 1948, still being made today, age 73. Katniss Everdeen - Panem-born winner of the Hunger Games at age 16, Mockingjay to the rebellion. Still living? Primrose Everdeen - Panem-born sister of Katniss and doctor-in-training, killed in Capitol bombing, age 13. Eva Hesse - German-born American sculptor, escaped Nazi Germany, died of a brain tumor in 1970, age 34
These are all great guesses and definitely thinking outside the box!
Post by forgottenhistoryhunt on Feb 15, 2021 7:49:34 GMT -5
Here is a recap of previous hints:
1. I am not a man 2. I was born between 1923 and 1952 3. I lived between 27-39 years 4. I died between 1950 and 1991 (and yet my name lives on as a noun) 5. I was born in America in a place where "two words with the same meaning". So, a kingdom within a kingdom? Or an empire within an empire? 6. Think outside the box.
Today's hint is a nod to The Great US Treasure Hunt: I was born in a boom town between the 40th & the 41st parallel, east of the Mississippi River and west of the Appalachian Trail.
There are no red herrings in this poem, but not all is as it appears.
Don't give up yet! There will be more hints to come if it is not solved today. Feel free to ask questions.
Good luck, and you can never submit too many answers!
Edit: And I don't know about you, but I'm glad The Great US Treasure Hunt is finally over! Congrats to the winner of chapter three :-)
Okay I'll throw a question out as I'm entirely stumped with this one.
Is the "two words with the same meaning" location the same name as the boom town?
Thanks for the question -
"Two words with the same meaning" does not refer to a town, but to the first line of the poem. Kingdom and empire are synonyms. If you replace one word with the other, you can get either "A kingdom within a kingdom" or "An empire within an empire," which identifies where "I" was born.