The girl in the picture is
"Barbie", one of the author's favorite girlfriends from the past, and whom he
talks about several times throughout his book. The original photo was
taken by the author on September 29, 1968 while he and "Barbie" were
on a trip to the Niagara Falls region.
The original photo was only three
inches square and came from an inexpensive camera - hence it's
"less than perfect" quality.