Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #7

Last week’s photo challenge was the 1st to stump everyone. No one knew that Lynn U. Miller’s shot showed  a French poster of “Le Prince et la Danseuse,” the 1957 film starring Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. Producer Milton H. Greene lived in Weston, and was a regular patron of Oscar’s. He gave the poster to owner Lee Papageorge about 10 years ago. That’s where it now hangs.

We’re back outdoors for this week’s challenge. Okay, it’s all snow covered today, but if you’ve seen it during better weather, click “Comments.” And if you’ve got any background info on it, please share what you know.

February 15, 2015

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

31 responses to “Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #7

  1. I think I have seen this outside the upper level entrance to Westport Library. It’s used to take mud off your boots before you go inside.

  2. Ellen Wentworth

    Golf shoe cleaner or for that matter a shoe cleaner in front of Inn at Zlongshore.

  3. Michelle Saunders

    This is a boot/shoe cleaner used to remove dirt and horse manure before entering a building or residence.

  4. This is the outside WHS at the step to clean your boots of outside detritus… Before walking into the home

  5. It is a shoe and boot brush, yes. It is not, however, at any of the places guessed so far.

  6. Sandy Soennichsen

    A golf cleat shoe cleaner at Longshore.

  7. WESTPORT has two golf courses so it’s a golf shoe cleat cleaner at one of them.
    Having not been in town for a while and not remembering very many (if any) at Longshore, I’ll go with Birchwood. Hope we don’t have to name the tee where it’s located.

  8. It’s not at Longshore, Birchwood, the Westport Historical Society or the library. But it IS a shoe cleaner. Keep guessing.

  9. I just know it’s a device for cleaning snow, mud and horse dung (!) off a shoe or boot. They were common in New England in Colonial times and I saw many in Westport as a a kid, at different houses and businesses.

  10. Dorothy Abrams

    Richard Epstein’s office?

  11. How about the Hunt Club

  12. It’s a boot scraper for outside door entrance

  13. Front door to young woman’s league on imperial

  14. Keep on guessing…

  15. Amy Saperstein

    Boot cleaner at long lots

  16. Sandy Soennichsen

    Is it by your front door Dan?

  17. Sandy Soennichsen

    That pic must have been taken before the New Year; there is no snow anywhere in sight.

  18. The most deceiving and or making this photo tough is the item is quite old but the brushes are fairly new or in better condition

  19. The Red Barn?

  20. Eileen Lavigne Flug

    I think it’s the boot scraper at the back door at Town Hall.

  21. Here’s an excerpt from my failed detective work (which noted the various sorts or leaves, the sand mixed in, use at tennis courts, etc.). “It does not look recently used, and is not fastened very well to the stone/cement surface. Use in its current condition looks like litigation ready to happen!” Is that thing safe for fastidious would-be clean-shoed visitors hopping on one foot?

  22. I coulda been a contender —- if I’d only checked my email earlier today! I’ve been scraping my boots at Westport Town Hall long enough to recognize the subject of this week’s challenge in under a nano-second.

  23. OK so it is a boot/shoe cleaner/brusher/scraper. But I dont know where it is located. – in front of a municipal building? in front of the old Tavern on Main across from Oscars? -Gay Luster

  24. Michelle Saunders

    Is it located in the back of Town Hall?

  25. So it’s Lynn U. Miller 1, readers 1 ?