My Dear Park

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The young Virginia women in this collage would have been outraged to see themselves thus displayed. They gave their pictures to Fred R. Hynson—the sober gamekeeper in the picture—around 1910, when he was living in Williamsburg. A portrait was not casually conferred on a young man in that place and era, and each of the donors probably thought herself unique in Hynson’s affections. But he committed an even greater betrayal when he eventually wed a Yankee girl.

 
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The young Virginia women in this collage would have been outraged to see themselves thus displayed. They gave their pictures to Fred R. Hynson—the sober gamekeeper in the picture—around 1910, when he was living in Williamsburg. A portrait was not casually conferred on a young man in that place and era, and each of the donors probably thought herself unique in Hynson’s affections. But he committed an even greater betrayal when he eventually wed a Yankee girl.

His daughter, Mrs. Frederick J. Wilson of Richmond, sent us Hynson’s menagerie. We continue to ask our readers to send unusual, previously unpublished old photographs to Carla Davidson, American Heritage Publishing Co., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020. Please send a copy of any irreplaceable material, and do not mail glass negatives.

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