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HALL, LADY
Neg. No: (SF) L 9146 (from 121591)
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: NONE

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Sitter: Lady Hall, née Nancie Walton Mellor ( ).

Biog: Only daughter of Col. John Edward Mellor, of Tan-y-Bryn, Abergele, North Wales; m. (1925) Lt.-Col. Sir Douglas (Montgomery Bernard) Hall, 2nd Bt. [div. 1950].

Date: c.10 June 1926.

Occasion: The Court, 10 June 1926: presented, on her marriage, by her mother-in-law, the Dowager Lady Hall.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress1.

Costume Supplier: Spalding and Oliver, 48 Conduit Street, Bond Street, London, W.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 12 June 1926, p 16d.

Costume: The Times, 11 June 1926, p 19d; The Morning Post, 11 June 1926, p 15c.

Costume Supplier: The Times, 11 June 1926, p 19d; The Morning Post, 11 June 1926, p 15c.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -

Additional Information: -

Acknowledgements: -

1 "Pale grey panne and silver gown, with manteau de cour of richly embroidered red and grey shot chiffon velvet" (The Morning Post, 11 June 1926, p 15c).