Picnic Scene, Circa 1890

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Albumen print photograph by George E. Tingley, mounted on white board with border of raised white scallops.  Image shows picnic scene, circa 1890.  The man shown is possibly Clifford M. Watrous [1872-1958] offering a beverage to two women; one is possibly his wife, Ruby Conklin Watrous [1873-1955]; handwritten on reverse by photographer George Tingley is "R.L.C./ Links to my friends/ Ruby/ Cliff/ Minnie/ THE/ FLEUR DE LIS/ of / East Hampton"; names written within leaves of fleur de lis; poem is beneath.