The Trivia Hound


258. Texas, 1867

Mom got #257!


Here's a lawman trying to keep a killer in jail with the help of his deputies--"a cripple and a drunk." (Sorry for the non-PC language, but PC-speak hasn't been invented yet!)



| posted by John, 8:23 PM | 4 comments |

257. 1867

Amy got #256!


Another soldier home from war--but this one is not who he appears to be.



| posted by John, 2:03 PM | 3 comments |

256. Deep South, 1866

DesiLinguist & Jim got #255!


This man tells stories that delight the local children.



| posted by John, 7:35 AM | 2 comments |

255. Santa Rio, 1865

Jim got #254!


Lee surrendered at Appomattox, but for some soldiers, like this man, the war isn't over.




| posted by John, 11:30 PM | 3 comments |

Now Entering Reconstruction

Beware of Carpetbaggers and Scalawags!

| posted by John, 10:48 PM | 1 comments |

254. April 14, 1865

Mom got #253!


Last one. It's small but maybe someone can get it.




| posted by John, 3:22 PM | 2 comments |

253. Georgia, 1865

Mom got #252!


...and another.



| posted by John, 2:20 PM | 1 comments |

252. North Carolina, 1864


Here's yet another person who suffers the effects of the war as she waits for her husband's return from the battlefield.



| posted by John, 7:41 AM | 3 comments |

251. Virginia, 1864

Nora (& Jim) got #250!


Not even these simple farmers can escape the effects of this war.



| posted by John, 7:55 PM | 3 comments |

250. Concord, Mass., 1863

Jim got #249!


This is the TriviaHound's 250th question! Recognize this famous family?



| posted by John, 12:33 PM | 6 comments |

249. June 30, 1863

Jim got #248!


Two months later, in Pennsylvania, Union and Confederate armies converge on a small town. A major battle is inevitable, and although he doesn't know it yet, over the next three days, this man will lose one third of his men.

No takers? Come on, Civil War buffs! The date alone should be a giveaway.





| posted by John, 11:00 PM | 2 comments |

248. April 27, 1863

Thanks DesiLinguist & Nora for #247!


Chancellorsville, Virginia.





| posted by John, 5:40 PM | 3 comments |

247. Siam, 1862

Thanks Nora and DesiLinguist for #246!


I realized I'd misplaced one in the queue and so there's a new #243. We're taking a short break from the Civil War to visit this man and his 58 children.




| posted by John, 10:21 AM | 4 comments |

246. September 17, 1862

DesiLinguist got #245!


In Antietam, Maryland, we met a captain who will be given a new regiment to command that's just a bit different.



| posted by John, 8:29 AM | 5 comments |

245. June 25, 1862

DesiLinguist got #244!


In Mechanicsville, Virginia, these leaders meet to discuss war plans.


| posted by John, 6:04 PM | 2 comments |

244. April 12, 1862

Nick got #243!


In Big Shanty, Georgia, a group of Union men are stealing a train. They plan to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.


| posted by John, 1:40 PM | 2 comments |

243. March 28, 1862

Melissa got #242!


The US is officially at war. In the New Mexico Territory, near Glorieta Pass, this man and two others seek a buried fortune in gold.


| posted by John, 1:33 PM | 3 comments |

Now Entering the American Civil War

aka

The War Between the States

| posted by John, 1:30 PM | 0 comments |

242. New York, 1861.

DesiLinguist got #241!


We rejoin the timeline in 1861, where there's trouble brewing in New York.





| posted by John, 8:35 AM | 3 comments |

241. Thanksgiving, 4.

Thanks Jim & Anne Jones for answering #240!


Last one; this man went to live among the Lakotas.





| posted by John, 11:55 PM | 2 comments |

240. Thanksgiving, 3.

No guesses on #239!


Here's a young woman who lived among the Comanche.





| posted by John, 7:29 PM | 2 comments |

239. Thanksgiving, 2.

Thanks Nick for answering #238!


Here's a boy who spent two years with the Shoshone.





| posted by John, 10:30 AM | 1 comments |

238. Thanksgiving, 1.

Mom got #237!


It's Thanksgiving here in the US--a day we remember a mythologized feast in 1621 that brought together Pilgrims and Native Americans. For Thanksgiving, let's spend the day with settlers who lived among the Indians. This man lived among the Sioux.




| posted by John, 9:13 AM | 1 comments |

237. New Zealand, 1851

Jim got #236!


Have we been to New Zealand yet? No? Europeans have been colonizing there for sixty years. We should visit. Now isn't a good time because they're in a land war with the Maori, but that didn't stop this woman from immigrating there with her daughter.




| posted by John, 3:56 PM | 5 comments |

236. California, 1850

Nora recognized #235!


Did you hear the one about the cowboy and the rabbi?



| posted by John, 8:42 AM | 2 comments |

235. California, 1850

Nick got #234!


Here's a Frenchman who doesn't like Americans (boy, those are hard to find!).


| posted by John, 12:26 PM | 7 comments |

234. California, 1849

Nora recognized #233!


This fellow has some stories to tell. He shares a wife with an old prospector. He's hijacked a stagecoach. Now he says he's hit upon a creative means to gold mining. If only he didn't like to sing.


| posted by John, 7:36 AM | 6 comments |

233. London, 1848

Jim got #232!


We'lll stay just a bit longer in England, since it will probably be about forty years before we return again.


| posted by John, 6:47 PM | 1 comments |

232. London, 1848

DesiLinguist got #231!


Ah, the Victorian Age! Back in London, a group of orphans enjoy a bowl of gruel. One of them, still hungry, will soon approach the headmaster (most unwisely) and ask for more.


| posted by John, 1:19 PM | 5 comments |

231. California, 1847

No guesses on #230! It's somewhat obscure, so we'll move on.


Here's a man I met at a remote post in the Sierra Nevadas, far from civilization. Trust me when I say he's not someone you'd want to have dinner with.


| posted by John, 12:11 PM | 2 comments |

230. England, 1845

Jim got #229!


This villainous woman and her partner plan to kill his niece and collect her inheritance. (This is a UK film, released in the US. It has two titles.)

| posted by John, 8:04 AM | 1 comments |

229. The Carribean, 1845

Mom got #228!


On an island in the Carribean, this agent of the British government seeks to incite a slave revolt. He's no abolitionist, though--his goal is to disrupt the Portuguese sugar trade!


| posted by John, 8:32 PM | 2 comments |

228. England, 1845

DesiLinguist got #227!


Here's a man with a strange affectation.


| posted by John, 5:39 PM | 2 comments |

227. Texas, 1843

Jim got #226!


Here's a Texas Ranger searching for the man who killed a judge's son in an illegal duel.


| posted by John, 9:40 AM | 2 comments |

226. Philadelphia, 1842

DesiLinguist recognized #225!


The guy in this picture is accused of murder on the high seas, but in reality he was out there undermining the slave trade.


| posted by John, 10:26 AM | 3 comments |

225. Missouri, 1840

Jim got #224!


Down south, a boy convinces his friend that whitewashing a fence is fun. "Can I try?" "No..."




| posted by John, 9:49 AM | 4 comments |

224. New Hampshire, 1840

DesiLinguist got #223!


These two fought a celebrated legal battle over a lowly New Hampshire farmer.





| posted by John, 12:16 PM | 2 comments |

223. New Haven, 1839

DesiLinguist got #222!


This is our first rumbling of the troubles ahead, and the great storm itself isn't too far away. This man no doubt saw it coming, but he died 13 years before the first cannon fired.



| posted by John, 7:13 AM | 2 comments |

222. March, 1836

No one got #221!


San Antonio.



| posted by John, 9:32 PM | 2 comments |

221. India, 1825

Nora got #220!


Look closely and you may see that one of these men is not as he appears. (And no, this is not a 'Bollywood' film!).


| posted by John, 12:47 PM | 6 comments |

220. Los Angeles, 1820

Jim got #219!


This is...


| posted by John, 7:25 AM | 3 comments |

219. France, 1819

Nora got #218!


Let's stay in France a bit longer. Who's the guy wearing the crazy Cubs hat? (Okay, seriously, no points for naming the character. I need the actor or movie.)


| posted by John, 3:18 PM | 2 comments |

218. Montfermeil, 1818

No guesses on #217!


Let's go back to France, where we find this single mother struggling to make ends meet.


| posted by John, 7:00 AM | 2 comments |

217. Canada, 1815

DesiLinguist got #216!


On the frontier, many people are camped in a small traders' fort, hiding from strange creatures roaming the woods. These orphaned girls were among them.


| posted by John, 7:45 AM | 4 comments |

216. At Sea, 1813.

Jim got #215!


It must be sailors' week at the TriviaHound! Who are these desperate men?


| posted by John, 7:54 PM | 1 comments |

215. On the High Seas, 1812.

Nora & DesiLinguist got #214!


Don't let her appearance fool you; this little lady is actually a wartime sea captain!


| posted by John, 6:42 PM | 5 comments |

214. England, 1811.

DesiLinguist got #213!


Jim came in a close second! On to the next film!

Note: I somehow missed three entries that predate #213. They have been added, if you scroll down.

Hint: This was a tale of two sisters.


| posted by John, 11:09 AM | 7 comments |

213. Charenton Insane Asylum, 1808.

Jim got #212!


This man runs an asylum in Paris. He's been having some trouble with a infamous and unrepentant patient who writes, um, inflammatory literature!


| posted by John, 5:45 PM | 5 comments |

212.2: 1807.

And this one.


Still on the high seas....



| posted by John, 5:01 PM | 4 comments |

212.1. Pacific Coast, 1806.

Oops! Missed this one.


On the high seas....



| posted by John, 5:00 PM | 2 comments |

212. Pacific Coast, 1804.

Amy & Jim tied on #211!


Let's see who will be the first to recognize this pair.



| posted by John, 3:23 PM | 1 comments |