HON. LADY MAYORESS
Sitter: Sir Alfred (Louis) Bower, 1st & last Bt. (d. 1948) with his wife, Lady Bower, née Dorcas Mona Blackett (d. 1946) and daughter, Miss Mona Elizabeth Blackett Bower ().
Biog: (Sir Alfred Bower) Kt. (cr. 1913); Bt. (cr. 1925); Lord Mayor of London (1924-25); (Lady Bower) 4th daughter of Capt. Edward Algermon Blackett, of Wylam, Northumberland and King's County, Ireland; m. (1901) Sir Alfred (Louis) Bower, 1st & last Bt.; (Miss Mona Bower) only child of Sir Alfred Bower, 1st & last Bt.
Date: 21 May 1925.
Occasion: The Court, 21 May 1925, where Lady Bower was presented by Mrs. Stanley Baldwin, and herself presented daughter, Miss Mona Bower.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: (Sir Alfred Bower) The Crimson Velvet Robe of State over Velvet Court Dress (Old Style), with Chain and Jewel of Office; (Lady Bower and Miss Mona Bower) Court dresses.(1)
Costume Supplier: (Lady Bower and Miss Mona Bower) Reville, Ltd., Hanover Square.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Sir Alfred Bower) Badge of the Order of The Dannebrog [Denmark], Commander 2nd class; Badge of the Legion of Honour, Officer.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; column.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 2.
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Biog: (Sir Alfred Bower). Burke's Peerage; Who's Who.
Occasion: The Times, 23 May 1925, p 10b.
Costume: (Sir Alfred Bower) Herbert A.P. Trendall (ed.), Dress and Insignia Worn at His Majesty's Court, London, 1921; (Lady Bower and Miss Mona Bower) The Times, 22 May 1925, p 11b.
Costume Supplier: (Lady Bower and Miss Mona Bower) The Times, 22 May 1925, p 11b.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Sir Alfred Bower) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990.
1. (Lady Bower) "A gown of blue and silver hand-woven brocade embroidered with diamanté, and adorned with tassels of silver and shaded blue crystals. A train of nattier blue Lyons velvet lined with cloth of silver"; (Miss Mona Bower) "A gown of rose pink beauté, embroidered with silver pearls and finished with shaded roses at the side. A train of embossed silver lamé" (see: The Times, 22 May 1925, p 11b).