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Back in 1895 or so, Miss Gertrude Cone (later Gertrude Yost, and my mother's mother's mother) put on her best outdoor gear and posed with her elegant ladies' bicycle at the side of the Willamette River in Portland.

Gertrude Cone, aged about 17, in a Victorian riding outfit, standing with her ladies' bicycle at the riverside in Portland, Oregon, about 1895

It's the hat that just completes the picture.

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14/5/12 17:18 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] dine
what a great photo, and a terrific link between you and your roots!

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14/5/12 20:34 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] kis
Lordy! Fancy trying to ride a bike in that skirt!

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27/5/12 23:28 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] tehomet
What a fab picture of your great-grandmother. It's nifty that cycling is in your blood, so to speak.

I love the hat, too. :)

(Incidentally, that makes twice in my life I've laid eyes on the surname Yost. The other Yost of whom I've heard is the writer of the series Boomtown and Justified.)

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