If you think you know the answer or have a special memory related to the photo, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Monday, along with a new historical photo. The image has been provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. For more information on the museum's collection and programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.
Last week's question was "What Sport Did These Men Play?" and the featured photo was taken from the Newton family archives, which are housed in my office. If I had not had access to the caption that went with the photo, I would have had no idea what these men were doing, but others knew immediately.
Lew Block and John Maloney immediately guessed that they were polo players, but did not guess the significance of the letter "A" on their shirts.
From left to right, Capt. M.A. Wilson, Lt. Richard P. Gowdy, and Sgt. Russell H. Newton (my husband's grandfather) were part of the West Hartford Troop A Polo team. This photo appeared in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 27, 1930, and was taken after the team had completed a polo match against the Long Island Polo Club at the Cavalry Armory in West Hartford.