LL Beans Initials

July 3, 2012 - 4:37 PM
FILE - In this 1941 file photo provided by the L.L. Bean Archive, Leon Leonwood Bean spends time with grandsons, from left, Leon Gorman, Jim Gorman, and Tom Gorman, at Bean's office in Freeport, Maine. As outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean celebrates its 100th anniversary, it's still not 100 percent clear what the famous founder's initials stood for. It could be Leon Leonwood Bean, as the company claimed for decades, or was it Leon Linwood Bean, as his grandson suggests. (AP Photo/The L.L. Bean Archive, File)