by Charllie Leck
In 1918, in the small mining town of Bovey, Minnesota, Charles Wilden paid a visit on Eric Enstrom's photographic studio. He certainly did not stop to have his photograph taken. Wilden was a peddler, selling foot-scrapers; however, Enstrom saw something special in the man and implored him to pose for a photograph.
Today, the Enstrom family continues to sell the famous image. One can visit their home on the world-wide web by going to the following site:
The original of the photograph hangs today in the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.