What’s Missing?

Sometimes, no matter how hard I try, I just can’t think of something to write about.  I usually correct this by going through my Boothie files and looking for a picture or an article that motivates me.  However, there are still instances where, even after consulting various sources, nothing inspires me.  When that happens,  I usually resort to making posts like the following, which are purely just for fun.

It’s time to test your knowledge, resourcefulness, and observational skills with a game I’d like to call, What’s Missing?

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Below you will find 18 different pictures of people, places, and things relating to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  All of the pictures below are present here on BoothieBarn in their corresponding Picture Gallery.  However, in the pictures that follow, I have altered each image and removed a detail.  Some of the details I have removed are large, noticeable things that you might figure out just from your own familiarity with the image.  This would demonstrate your knowledge of the subject matter of the picture.  Other missing pieces are very minor details that will probably require you to find the original image in the Picture Galleries, demonstrating your resourcefulness.  Lastly, these minor details may require you to compare the altered and original images closely, testing your observational skills.

Therefore here is an arbitrary scoring guide for you to test your mettle by:

You get 3 points if you can identify the missing detail just from the picture below, without looking for or consulting the original image.
You get 2 points if you can identify the missing detail after finding the original image in the Picture Gallery without clicking it to see a larger version of it.
You get 1 point if you can identify the missing detail after finding the original image in the Picture Gallery and clicking it to view the larger version or downloading it to compare.
You get 0 points if you cannot or incorrectly identify the missing detail.

Without further ado, let’s see how knowledgeable, resourceful, and observant you all are with images relating to the Lincoln assassination:

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Figured them all out one way or another?

Click here to see the What’s Missing Answer Key

So, how did you do? Comment below to let us all know.

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10 thoughts on “What’s Missing?

  1. J. Beckert

    1. A tassle on the hat
    2. Pennies
    3. A chair
    4. An address
    5. The sign
    6. Rosary beads
    7. The compass
    8. Seward?
    9. The Deringer
    10. Lilly irons
    11. A flag
    12. Unknown
    13. Mudd’s tombstone
    14. Something on the mantle
    15. The lower part of her dress
    16. The back door
    17. The Brawner Hotel
    18. The rope
    19. How’d I do????

  2. steve

    That was fun! I got all but three. Here’s something to check out. Is there any evidence relating to where Davy Harold was when Booth shot Lincoln? I read the article in the March edition of the “Surratt Courier” about Harold and his roll in the plot. I can’t believe during the trial no one asked him where he was and what he was doing.

  3. Richard Sloan

    Recently I saw an old woodcut of Booth dashing across the stage which I think showed him brandishing his dagger in one hand and a smoking gun in the other! I think I sent it to Laurie . IF I can find that email I’ll send it to you

  4. Great fun, Dave! Thanks – I got about 4 wrong – some of them were real stumpers!

    • I tried to make a few of the details real minute to make it a challenge. I knew I’d have to be sneaky to stump you with the Powell one.

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