Guess What’s Going on!



What's the deal with these two? Are they:
  • A married couple?
  • Circus performers?
  • A police officer and prisoner?
  • Mother and son?



Answer:

It's Deputy Sheriff Clemmia A. Hurst, of Lee County, Kentucky, posing with her prisoner, Raney Allen, before boarding a bus that would take them to Beatyville, Ky, where he was wanted on a murder charge. Despite looking quite young, Allen was actually 25-years-old. The picture was taken on Oct. 17, 1945. Read more about these two in Life magazine.

And here's a photo of Clemmia in her younger years, from the Owsley County History and Genealogy Society. Quite a difference!

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 27, 2012
     Category: Photography and Photographers | Quizzes





Comments
I thought, maybe, that it was a circus act where she sat on him and he had to find the key before she's let him up.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/27/12 at 10:43 AM
I thought she was the sheriff of munchkin land!! :lol:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/27/12 at 12:34 PM
Had to be jailor and prisoner or husband and wife considering the handcuffs. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/27/12 at 12:55 PM
The hand on the shoulder looked protective to me, so I guessed mother and son.
Posted by Miles on 01/27/12 at 02:20 PM
He sure looks happy for a recently apprehended murder suspect.
Posted by Miles on 01/27/12 at 02:21 PM
@ Miles:

Hadn't been touched by a woman in a while.
Posted by LAZ on 01/27/12 at 09:39 PM
• First FTM and MTF transsexuals.
Posted by Robert on 01/28/12 at 06:33 PM
I'm really bad at this - I thought 'police officer and prisoner' was the only wrong answer.
Posted by Jeroen on 01/30/12 at 02:39 AM
@ Jeroen, I though it was Houdini as a kid with his mom.
Posted by Angus Dobbs on 06/29/12 at 12:05 PM
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