Sunday, February 14, 2016

His Former Valentine

If I'm reading the handwriting below this portrait correctly, this young woman's name was Tina Clark.

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Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.

Handwritten notes on the back tell a story of failed love: "Henry's girlfriend. He gave her a diamond ring. She gave it back to him. Grandmother H. had then. Who got it I don't know." "Henry" would be Henry Harms, Jr., who recovered from this disappointment and married someone else. "Grandmother H.," who had the returned ring, would be, I suppose, Anna Harms, wife of Henry Sr.

I have failed to identify Tina Clark and have no idea what became of her … or the ring.

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