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Lee de Forest and Nancy Mayo (de Forest's wife Mary's sister) on the frozen Hudson River near the de Forest's home in Spuyten Duyvil. From a de Forest scrapbook (2003-34-736). In a letter from de Forest to Lorenzo Robba, dated 16 February 1955, de Forest writes, "Thanks very much for sending me this picture of myself and Mrs. de Forest's sister on the ice. I don't think I had a news man with his camera for that occasion, because it was only at the last moment that I decided to try to cross the river on the ice. I have no doubt that you recognize the turf trimmer which I held in my hand...I feel sure you were working for me at that time." This may not be the exact photograph mentioned in the letter, but it is highly likely that it is the same occasion.