Alec Aitken

Violet's father left for war before she was born, and was not too happy about sharing her mother when he returned.

The building in the background is the Bath House at Kitsilano Beach showing the rows of bathing suits hanging and available for rent at that time.

The lady, Mrs. Alec Aitken and her daughter, Violet, who was born after her father left for France with the Seaforth Highlanders. She was not too happy about sharing her mummy with this strange man when he returned in 1918.

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