This morning’s post about the new exhibits at the Westport Historical Society included a passing reference to The Dragon Lady.
Several readers commented — quickly and excitedly. They saw her often at Compo Beach, and remembered her floppy hat, black bouffant do, animal print outfits and high heels.
Of course, they wanted to see the photo I mentioned.
It’s hanging on the WHS wall, as part of the Larry Silver exhibit. (The official name is “Woman With Straw Hat, Compo Beach 1985.”)
And now here it is too, on “06880”:
Here are 2 more of my favorites. “Boy Standing on Swing” evokes the original Compo playground …
… while “Dancing on the Jetties” shows that while fashions have changed since 1979, kids at the beach have not.
Larry Silver’s Westport Historical Society exhibit includes much more than just Compo Beach. It’s open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.