Photo quiz

What’s significant about this photo below?  The answer will be given in the post, below the photo, along with the link, at 23:00.

Forty five years ago, Deano Risley, who died earlier this year, played a role in a small and peculiar milestone;  his photograph of the then Chancellor of Exchequer Jim Callaghan made photographic history as it became the first photograph to  appear on the front page of The Times (of London) on May 3, 1966. On that day, as part of the modernisation spearheaded by its Editor, Sir William Haley, before the paper’s acquisition by Lord Thomson of Fleet, news replaced the traditional classified advertising on the front page of The Times.

[H/T Chuckles]

17 Responses to “Photo quiz”

  1. Sackerson October 11, 2011 at 20:08 Permalink

    Would that be James Callaghan in mid-crisis?

  2. Sackerson October 11, 2011 at 20:08 Permalink

    … as in Winter of Discontent?

  3. Pavlov's Cat October 11, 2011 at 20:12 Permalink

    Lucky Jim has the window open , probably the last time it was open before they were replaced with 2 inches of Lexan

  4. James Higham October 11, 2011 at 20:59 Permalink

    OK boys – you have the man and the situation pretty right but what was the significance of the photo itself? At 23:00, I’ll run the whole thing.

  5. Pavlov's Cat October 11, 2011 at 21:27 Permalink

    is he waiting for the result of the ‘No Confidence’ vote, which he then lost by one vote and if the two guys with backs to us had voted he would have won?

  6. lordsomber October 11, 2011 at 21:56 Permalink

    Open window? Open credenza? Number of phones?

  7. IanPJ October 11, 2011 at 22:05 Permalink

    It’s either the day he moved in, or the day he moved out. The shelves, table and desk are bare.

  8. James Higham October 11, 2011 at 22:41 Permalink

    Concentrate on the historicity of the photo itself, rather than on him and the situation. He and the situation were secondary to the photo itself. This is a lateral thinking sort of question.

  9. IanPJ October 11, 2011 at 22:44 Permalink

    Ah, the photo’s in black and white. The colour photo processors were on strike.. winter of discontent indeed.

  10. Pavlov's Cat October 11, 2011 at 23:49 Permalink

    I just noticed *it’s the first time a serving leader gave the ‘commando’ middle finger to a press photographer*

  11. Churchmouse October 12, 2011 at 00:54 Permalink

    Something either about the cigar or the anglepoise?

  12. Churchmouse October 12, 2011 at 00:57 Permalink

    Or the adjustable chair?

    Now I’m out of ideas.

  13. Moggsy October 12, 2011 at 06:57 Permalink

    No air con (window open) No bullet proof glass, no computers…

    He does not look too worn out

  14. James Higham October 12, 2011 at 09:10 Permalink

    Er … um … the solution’s below the pic in the post, folks.

  15. IanPJ October 12, 2011 at 11:36 Permalink

    …and for those of you with Black and White TV sets, the red ball, sorry bag, is in the middle of the table….

  16. Moggsy October 12, 2011 at 11:50 Permalink

    Just because you already provided an answer does not mean we can’t have fun trying to find other ones…

  17. Chuckles October 12, 2011 at 11:55 Permalink

    Moggsy, The answers are easy, it’s the questions that are troublesome

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