Blog » Mystery Monday (3/5/12)

Welcome back to another Mystery Monday contest! Every Monday, we’re going to post a photo from our collection and invite anyone to guess its location. The first person to correctly identify the location will win a prize. To start the year, we’ll be giving the winner a $50 gift certificate towards a framed photograph.

Here are the guidelines for the contest:

  • If you can correctly identify the photo with a link to Google Maps showing where it is, or should be, you win! Leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page.
  • Whoever identifies the photograph and posts a link to its correct location first, wins!
  • This week’s winner will receive a $50 coupon for any framed print, or simple bragging rights! Whichever you prefer!
  • In order to win, the photo’s location must be correctly identified by this Friday at 5:30PM EST.

If you know of anyone else who would enjoy this blog (or perhaps someone who would be a great competitor,) please send them here!

Let the games begin!

Visitor Comments

Tony Colley
03/05/2012

Awesome, a church I've not seen yet.

Corn is in the field behind the cemetery: "The Corn Belt includes the states of Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska." That fact doesn't help narrow the search a whole lot, as Vintage Aerial has ten thousand or more rolls of film for most counties in the eastern two-thirds of that region (though only a fraction of those have been scanned so far).

Also, I don't notice any vehicles that would help us narrow down the year (or decade) this photo was taken.

Unless someone reading this blog has lived or traveled often near this church, I think this is another week we'll need a hint or two.


Lisa
03/07/2012

Indiana, in honor of your sleuthing, Tony.


Tony Colley
03/16/2012

I've been recuperating from knee surgery the last couple of weeks, so haven't been following Mystery Monday as closely as I'd like. Can we get a year, or maybe distance from Indianapolis?


Lisa
03/19/2012

This was in Franklin County, Indiana. Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your knee surgery.


Tony Colley
03/20/2012

I must be losing my touch. I've looked through all the Franklin County IN rolls twice and haven't found it yet. I've found six other churches, a nice bridge, and even a geodesic dome.


Tony Colley
03/21/2012

I give up; I've gone through all the Franklin County IN rolls two more times, and the last time very slowly and deliberately. What roll is this image from?


Tony Colley
04/08/2012

I've not been able to pinpoint the location of this church and cemetery in Google Maps; however, this photo was taken in 1963 in Franklin County Illinois, not Indiana: http://vintageaerial.com/photos/illin...

A very large lake was constructed in this county (Rend Lake) in the late 60s, perhaps this church was in the area flooded for that lake.


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