Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What's Wrong With This Picture?

I love these things. According to the note at the bottom of this picture from The Book of Knowledge published in 1912, there are 17 things wrong in this photo. I don't think I've ever found all of them. And the answers are in the next volume--which I don't have! Oh, the frustration.

I found the book in the trash and it is just full of vintage pictures, historic photos and miscellaneous useful and not-so-useful information. The cover and binding are rough which is why it was tossed, I suppose, but I'm more interested in what's inside the cover anyway.

If you think you know what's wrong in the picture, put your answer in the comments. I'll draw one name from those who try to guess, and that person gets a copy of my CD!

If you click on the picture, you can see a much larger version.

I sure hope someone gets all of them right--or maybe this will take a group effort?


Matthew Burns said...

I never was good at these type things but I can see a gas fireplace (you can see the gas line going to it) but the lady is putting coal into the fireplace as well.

Also, the doorknob is on the wrong side of the door.

Aside from that, I can't see anything.

Granny Sue said...

That's two! I think I've found 9 so far. How hard can it be!

Matthew Burns said...

Drapes around the fireplace seems like a fire hazard to me??? don't know if that is one or not.

City Mouse said...

I found a few - which surprised me! I'm normally not very good at this!

1. She is putting coal into a gas stove
2. The door push plates are on the wrong side of the door
3. I think the middle painting is upside down.
4. The grain of the wood floor runs in two different directions.

mary said...

The crooked picture (farthest right) doesn't have a hook to hold it.

intouchwith said...

I don't know if these are right or not, but I see (other than the ones that have already been named)

1. An oval picture frame with two square ones.
2. The border above the mantle is different.
3. On the clock, the 10 is an I and it should be an X.
4. The handle on the coal scuttle is on the bottom.
5.The thing on the window to raise it looks like it is on backwards.
6. I don't think there should be a caster on the chair.
7. Whatever that is on the ceiling don't look like it should be there.

Janet, said...

Ok, My turn.
Aside from what they've said

there shouldn't be a curtain around the fireplace.
the dog's tail looks like a cat's tail
the top moulding looks different
I don't know what that is beside of the dog, but if its an ottoman, the pattern doesn't match the chairs pattern
the top of the curtain rod looks weird

Tammy said...

I would like to try a few...not too good at this though ;D

1. Door is wrong.

2. Middle picture is upside down.

3. Bottom sash of window is upside down?

4. Wood grain of floor is different directions.

5. Stripes on chair pattern does not line up.

6.Rug under the maid looks different, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

7. Pattern of wall above the fireplace is different.

Oh well...I'll leave the rest to the was fun to try though!☺

Sherry said...

In order that I found them:
1. Chair leg has roller
2. Dog's tail looks like a pony tail.
3. Whatever is laying next to dog appears to have two handles, if it is a foot-stool, it doesn't have legs.
4. Wood floor laid in two directions.
5. Drapes on fireplace
6. Gas Heater in fireplace, see the pipe going into it, which is a strange place for that also.
7. Putting coal into a gas fireplace.
8. Door backward: knob and hand plates on wrong side.
9. Window has hook at bottom, wrong location for it.
10. Window has a door next to drape.
11.Picture hanger goes up under wood trim
12. All pictures are hung with chains??
13. Large picture looks to be up-side-down.
14.Curtain rod has something on top end...what is that?
15. Coal bucket has handle on bottom.
16. Maids hand appears to be turned incorrectly with fingers closing on top.
17. Panel at top of wall over fireplace different from the rest.

Lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

Good Grief! I am in the presence of greatness!

Mary said...

Pictures hanging on chains -- I think that was actually done with the picture rails on the walls.

Granny Sue said...

These are great answers! I found a few more when I really, really looked. I think Sherry, terry and Janet got quite a few, and intouchwith and Mouse got a good many too. I'll let it wait a day or two in case someone else wants to have a try at it, then list the possible right wrong things (ok, that sounds weird) too.

Ellis Reyes said...

Late to the game.... as usual. Nice job everyone! The only thing that I can add is that the latch on the bottom window doesn't look like it has anything to attach to on the top.

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