The second Mealy photo I won, just felt SO familiar! When I got to work Monday morning, I began thumbing through my transcription of the Monroe Evening News World’s Fair Edition newspaper from 1893. Lots of men had the same hairstyle and looked very similar (I’m looking at you policeman Perry McCabe!). It seems this was a common hairstyle and pose in the 1890’s. Then I turned the page and saw this:
Same photo and everything! Guess who he was? Ouachita Parish Sheriff Isaiah Garrett, Jr.!!! I’m over the moon, let me tell you! Both yesterday’s photo and Isaiah’s photo were added to the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library and online on the Louisiana Digital Library database.
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A540 (Isaiah Garrett, Jr.)