Such are the questions sparked by a black-and-white photograph taken in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, between 1876 and 1884 that has led to nationwide curiosity, speculation and jokes. The picture is spreading on the Internet and is spawning many questions.
No one knows who the gentleman is, exactly what year the picture was taken or the circumstances surrounding it, said Beth Dipple, director of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, which has had the picture in its collection for at least 20 years.
Perhaps a genealogist or historian reading this article can help. You can read more at http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/05/dead.horse.ap/