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Neg. No: (GP) 8599
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 21-05-1925

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Sitter: Lady Bower, née Dorcas Mona Blackett (d. 1946).

Lady Bower, née Dorcas Mona Blackett (d. 1946).

Biog: 4th daughter of Capt. Edward Algermon Blackett, of Wylam, Northumberland and King's County, Ireland; m. (1901) Sir Alfred (Louis) Bower, 1st & last Bt., Lord Mayor of London (1924-25).

Date: 21 May 1925.

Occasion: The Court, 21 May 1925: presented by Mrs. Stanley Baldwin, and herself presented her daughter, Miss Mona Bower and Miss Florence Rideal.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress: "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" (see: The Times, 22 May 1925, p 11b).

Costume Supplier: Reville, Ltd., Hanover Square.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; column.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: background whited out.

No of poses: 4.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Burke's Peerage.

Occasion: The Times, 23 May 1925, p 10b-c.

Costume: The Times, 22 May 1925, p 11b.

Costume Supplier: The Times, 22 May 1925, p 11b.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: -

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