~ Faf's task ~
(Courtesy of fravia's
Searching an image without knowing its name
by Faf & Nemo
slightly edited by fravia+, published @ searchlores
in March 2003
Can you find a famous old pic showing a mexican smiling, a cigar
in his lips, in front of a firing squad.
I must admit that I could not find it.
The only hot track so far:
"faux-monnayeur mexicain goguenard, fumant un dernier cigare
avant d'être fusillé"
Must admit that I have been able to find anything I wanted
until getting stuck on that one.
as you said you couldn't find it, I walked directly to usenet
trying to know who is interested and in that way try to
know who/where/what to search.
So here is my first attempt:
mexican smiling OR smile cigar "firing squad"
as I'm not seeing the most important phrase: "firing
squad" I repeat it:
"firing squad" mexican smiling OR
smile cigar "firing squad"
now ist better, because we see the important phrase, but the
results are still disapointing... maybe we are asking to much...
lets rephrase the query saying ist better to have smilling OR
smille, this is easly done joining an *: smilling OR smille
"firing squad" mexican smiling OR smile OR *
cigar "firing squad"
as you can see the SERPs are very promising. The first post:
e: Whiney's gives valuable information:
Secondly, my favorite daughter gave to me for my 50th,
recently, a photograph book entitled <<The Indelible Image -
Photographs of War - 1846 to the Present>>. On page 87
there is picture of Fortino Samano, a Mexican revolutionary (1916)
supposedly taken moments before his execution. He is smoking a
cigar, hands in his pockets, relaxed stance, staring straight
ahead. They said that he gave the order to fire to his firing
squad. It is an incredible photograph.
If you try to find that image of him, using the query string
"Fortino Samano" on Google image
search or "Fortin
o Samano" on Google web search, you wouldn't get any image.
So lets try alltheweb. "Fortino Samano"
doesn't give any results on alltheweb image search, but if you
follow the links on SERPs of "F
ortino Samano" you'll find an image. The first result page Remerciements
has a link to the image you want: Fortino
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