Valley City Frog Jumping
Via Sports Illustrated:
“Spawned by Mark Twain’s “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” the Valley City, Ohio, event attracts 400 to 500 contestants annually. Trophies are given for the highest total and longest individual jump. In this photo, the boy’s hesitation at taking the frog is priceless — it reminds of Jack Benny telling a joke.”
By Bill Frakes.
Here at the mothership I’m researching sports photography. I loved this image since I first saw it but am trying to source when and where that actually was. From the image’s metadata I think it’s from 2008 but can’t confirm. — Michael