Friday, February 19, 2010

The Ice Cave

Decorah Iowa, Circa 1906

The gentlemen explore the bluff country.

Image from the T.A. Haugen archives.

By Professor Batty


Anonymous Jon said...

It would appear that rock climbing is a somewhat formal event in Iowa. Maybe it was considered a "gentleman's sport".

Blogger Professor Batty said...

It would be nearly a century before the concept of "casual Friday" would emerge. Some would not consider that development "progress."

Blogger Comica said...

"Herbert, do you have your pick for today's exploration?"

"Oh Charles, I've long-awaited our caving jaunt throughout the long week, but first, I must don my tie. Do wait in the parlor while I have the misses fetch it."

"Good show, old fellow! Make sure it's the gem with the red stripes."

Blogger Professor Batty said...

"We'll leave the women back at the farm, on the woodpile..."

Blogger lab munkay said...

"Had I the forthought to don my smoker in exchange for this derby, I perchance fashion a lengh of rubber to mine skank and jump."

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