HAMMOND, MRS. OGDEN
Neg. No: (GP) 8858
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 22-06-1922

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Sitter: Mrs. Ogden Hammond, previously Mrs (“Daisy”) McClure Howland .

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Biog: "In 1917 the American businessman (and later diplomat) Ogden Hammond married the widowed Marguerite “Daisy” McClure Howland in 1917. His first wife, Mary Picten Stevens, died on the Lusitania when it was torpedoed by the Germans in 1917.
In this image, the new Mrs Ogden Hammond is seen the day after her presentation at the Court. The cut of her gown, the veil and garland of flowers over her left shoulder are all slightly provincial by 1922.

History does not record her as having been an affectionate stepmother to Ogden Hammond’s children from his first wife, and in 1931, when Hugh McLeod Fenwick divorced his wife to marry Ogden’s daughter Millicent, Daisy was so appalled that she threw her out of the house and attempted to sabotage the wedding. Over forty years later, Millicent Fenwick was elected to Congress at the age of 64 – in what the media described as a “geriatric triumph”.

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Date: 22 June 1922.

Occasion: The Court, 21 June 1922: presented by Mrs. Harvey.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress.

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Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Rococo highbacked armchair.

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

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No of poses: 3.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

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Occasion: The Times, 23 June 1922, p 15a.

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