Caught Our Eyes: You See the Strangest Things…

Reference specialist Marilyn Ibach spotted this scene among the thousands of photographs Carol M. Highsmith has taken in her project to document America.

You see the strangest things in the South Dakota countryside, near Murdo, South Dakota

You see the strangest things in the South Dakota countryside, near Murdo, South Dakota. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, 2009 September 15. //

Marilyn’s comment:

The immediate outline against the sky of a dinosaur skeleton, juxtaposed with a coy title that doesn’t confirm what you are seeing, makes you zoom in for a closer  look, followed by a laugh. The skeleton man (a caveman?) is carrying an axe! And, he is holding a lead, as if walking a large dog. But that dog is a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It’s a humorous roadside attraction, whimsically captured by Highsmith.

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  1. Martha Kennedy
    May 10, 2013 at 8:50 am

    This is a wonderful image from the Great Plains/BigSky country that reminds us of its ancient biological history. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jeffrey Alan Castillo
    May 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm


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