Post Reply 
Assassination Trivia
08-31-2017, 03:19 PM
Post: #1726
RE: Assassination Trivia
Hint #1: The image I used came from a book on the assassination of Lincoln. The author's last name is composed of 6 letters.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-31-2017, 05:13 PM
Post: #1727
RE: Assassination Trivia
(08-31-2017 03:59 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  
(08-31-2017 03:19 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Hint #1: The image I used came from a book on the assassination of Lincoln. The author's last name is composed of 6 letters.
I found the letter in "The Web of Conspiracy" as the "Jorgen letter". I know "Jorgen" (respectively "Jørgen") mainly as a (Scandinavian) first name (alias "George", the German version is "Jürgen") , so if there's a different last name to figure I cannot find it in this book.
I think he meant Theodore Roscoe's last name.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-31-2017, 05:13 PM
Post: #1728
RE: Assassination Trivia
(08-31-2017 03:19 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Hint #1: The image I used came from a book on the assassination of Lincoln. The author's last name is composed of 6 letters.
I found the letter in "The Web of Conspiracy" as the "Jorgen letter". I know "Jorgen" (respectively "Jørgen") mainly as a (Scandinavian) first name (alias "George", the German version is "Jürgen") , so if there's a different last name to figure I cannot find it in this book.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-31-2017, 05:14 PM
Post: #1729
RE: Assassination Trivia
Google has become my best friend, but I swear I can't find things as easily as you seem to -- especially in identifying photos.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-31-2017, 05:15 PM
Post: #1730
RE: Assassination Trivia
(08-31-2017 05:13 PM)Steve Wrote:  
(08-31-2017 03:59 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  
(08-31-2017 03:19 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Hint #1: The image I used came from a book on the assassination of Lincoln. The author's last name is composed of 6 letters.
I found the letter in "The Web of Conspiracy" as the "Jorgen letter". I know "Jorgen" (respectively "Jørgen") mainly as a (Scandinavian) first name (alias "George", the German version is "Jürgen") , so if there's a different last name to figure I cannot find it in this book.
I think he meant Theodore Roscoe's last name.
...the letter was signed Roscoe??? (Please see Roger's initial question!)
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-31-2017, 05:19 PM
Post: #1731
RE: Assassination Trivia
(08-31-2017 08:36 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Fill in the blank.

This letter to William Seward was signed __________________.

[Image: sewardthreat.jpg]

It doesn't say anything about a last name, that was from Roger's first hint about the book where he found it.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-31-2017, 05:32 PM
Post: #1732
RE: Assassination Trivia
Very good, Eva! Yes, that is the "Jorgen" letter. And it was postmarked Lewistown, Illinois. It was simply signed "Jorgen." I think the only book I own that has this image of the actual letter is Roscoe's. The entire text of the letter is in The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence:

https://books.google.com/books?id=GvYpUe...22&f=false
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
09-01-2017, 03:45 AM
Post: #1733
RE: Assassination Trivia
(08-31-2017 05:14 PM)L Verge Wrote:  Google has become my best friend, but I swear I can't find things as easily as you seem to -- especially in identifying photos.

I actually use a combination of memory, books, and Google to answer trivia questions. Each trivia question or research project needs a strategy tailored to the question being asked. For instance in this thread:

http://rogerjnorton.com/LincolnDiscussio...l#pid66265

I googled "grotesque in appearance, the kind who are always at the corner stores, sitting on boxes, whittling sticks, and telling stories as funny as they are vulgar" to take me directly to that part of Mary Chestnut's diary. After seeing the quote was from March 1861, I googled something like "California" "Scott" "Civil War" and "Congressman" which brought me to Charles Scott's Wikipedia page and from there I figured out his wife's name.

Although the next trivia question in that thread, your question about Gen. O. O. Howard, I answered from memory - not having to use Google at all.

In this recent thread:

http://rogerjnorton.com/LincolnDiscussio...l#pid66946

To help Marty find a copy of Dr. Curtis's letter to his mother, I googled part of Curtis's quote used. That brought up several websites and books that also only quoted the letter. But one result, and only one result, of the whole Google search brought up a newspaper article behind a paywall. From that I did a newspaper search and found the article.

So to search for quotes include a unique sounding chain of words within " '' and without any breaks in the quote.

I hope this is helpful.

Oh just so you know, there are many trivia questions that I don't even post a reply to. A few are answered before I even see the question, but a lot of times if I don't know the answer I simply won't reply at all. So that might make my "hit" rate seem higher than it actually is.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
09-19-2017, 05:45 AM
Post: #1734
RE: Assassination Trivia
This is an old photo of David Bowie and Dee Dee Ramone when they were at a night club many years ago. The club was named after a person in the Lincoln assassination saga. Who was this person?

[Image: bowieramone.jpg]
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
09-19-2017, 10:12 AM
Post: #1735
RE: Assassination Trivia
I have no clue (so just guess Booth) - but it's a cool question!
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
09-19-2017, 10:21 AM
Post: #1736
RE: Assassination Trivia
The Mudd Club.

According to Wikipedia "The Mudd Club was a nightclub in the TriBeCa area of New York City, USA, that operated from 1978 to 1983 as a venue for underground music and counterculture events"

I'm not sure the good doctor would have been impressed.
This from People magazine. http://people.com/archive/why-are-lines-...l-12-no-3/

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
09-19-2017, 10:30 AM
Post: #1737
RE: Assassination Trivia
Eva, that is a logical guess, but congratulations on this one go to Gene. Good job, Gene. Yes, it is the defunct Mudd Club in New York City.

"The club was opened by Steve Maas, art curator Diego Cortez and downtown denizen Anya Phillips, who rented the loft from artist Ross Bleckner. “Mudd” was named for Samuel Alexander Mudd, a doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination."

http://www.boweryboogie.com/2017/09/exhu...-late-70s/
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
09-19-2017, 01:39 PM
Post: #1738
RE: Assassination Trivia
Won't be going there when I'm traveling next week. Ah well, there's always next time

Thomas Kearney, Professional Photobomber.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)