Not yet SO old Great Old One
- Jul 7, 2004
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- Warwickshire, England.
Another possibility is that it only appeared in one or two publications, and since then somebody (or some corporation) has acquired the copyright and never re-published it.
The problem is, nobody can remember these publications where it originally appeared.
Not implausible. I wonder (not wanting to get to conspiracy theorist, here) but do certain Native American tribes consider Thunderbirds to be sacred? If so, is it impossible that somebody with Native American ties purchased and suppressed the photograph?
Yeah. That might be pushing it a bit far.
The magazine referred to upthread was Life magazine:
Just for the record, I have a clear memory of the Thunderbird photograph, although I saw it just under 50 years ago. There's a barn, the critter nailed to it and some 12 men or so lined up in front of it, one of the guys wearing an Abe Lincoln type top hat. I saw it in 1957 in "Life" magazine. We were living in a refugee camp at the time and the magazine was in the communal TV room, where magazines tended to lie around for several months, so it may have been in any issue from 1956/7. If by some bizarre chance anyone has access to the magazine from that period I'm sure its there. I sent this info to Mark Chorvinsky a couple of years ago, but sadly, heard he'd died recently.
Did anybody ever look into this? The post was from 2006.