Photo Corner

Harold McNair Van Liew and Grace May Young, at Rowayton Point or Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut, around 1912 or 1913Contributed by Jean M. Foster, Lexington, Kentucky
These are my grandparents, Harold McNair Van Liew and Grace May Young, at Rowayton Point or Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut, around 1912 or 1913. They were married 22 June 1914.

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Bins- born in 1873 in Preble, Brown County, WisconsinContributed by Frank Lavacot
This outfit my grandfather was wearing was not his usual attire. At the time this photo was taken (1890s) he was working for his brother, Joseph Bins, who owned a sheep ranch near The Dalles in Oregon. My grandfather was born in 1873 in Preble, Brown County, Wisconsin. He later married Anna DeKelver of Red River, Wisconsin, in 1899 and acquired a homestead near Harrison, Montana, in 1907.

3 thoughts on “Photo Corner

  1. I’m curious about Mr. Bins’ attire. It appears he is wearing a dickey around his neck. Do you know if it was common in the 1890s to wear one without a vest or coat?

  2. To Jean Foster:
    I grew up in Westport, spending thousands of hours at compo beach. I am not placiong that wall…unless it is at the boat dock.
    Great pic.
    Take Care
    Abby Reddig

  3. Jean Foster:

    It may help you to date the photograph if that flag in the background is at half mast.

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