Rambling idly through one of the “Oversized” boxes, the Final Home of All Things Awkwardly Shaped, I came upon this undated, unidentified photo. (It’s really big, by the way.)
I may not accomplish much today but I do feel pretty sure that I have readers who can fill this gap in our institutional knowledge. I’d like to know who everyone is, of course, but I’m also interested in where it was taken as well as the purpose of the little thing that looks like a bell over the head of the seated (and handsome!) fellow with the beard. I’m almost afraid to ask about the thermometer. Any help is greatly appreciated.