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MAYORESS, LADY
Neg. No: (SF) L 9908
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 20-05-1927

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Sitter: Lady Blades, later Lady Ebbisham, née Margaret Emma Reiner (d.1965).

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Biog: Elder daughter of Arthur Reiner, of Ferriby, Sutton, Surrey; m. (1907) George Rowland Blades, 1st Baron Ebbisham (cr 1928), Lord Mayor of London 1926-27.

Date: 20 May 1927.

Image published in Cool, published by The Fan Museum, Greenwich

 

Occasion: The Court, 24 May 1927: Lady Blades was presented by Mrs Stanley Baldwin, and herself presented her twin daughters, Misses Margaret Agnes and Helen Elizabeth Blades.

Location: -

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Court dress: "A magnificent creation of salmon chiffon velvet with silver bead cascades falling all down the gown. Train of velvet and silver tissue overlaid with ruched net and a beautiful lace cape hung over it from the shouldres, the esemble being caught with silver tassels and cords" (The Morning Post, 25 May 1927, p 4e).

Costume Supplier: Jay's, Ltd., Regent Street, London, W1.

Jewellery: -

Furniture & Props: -

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 4.

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Copyright: V&A Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 5 November 1965, p 14d.

Occasion: The Times, 26 May 1927, p 21c.

Costume: The Daily Telegraph, 25 May 1927, p 17b; The Morning Post, 25 May 1927, p 4e; The Times, 25 May 1927, p 8d; Eve, 1 June 1927, p 542a.

Costume Supplier: The Daily Telegraph, 25 May 1927, p 17b; The Morning Post, 25 May 1927, p 4e; The Times, 25 May 1927, p 8d; Eve, 1 June 1927, p 542a.

Jewellery: -

Reproduced: (versions, with daughters) The Star, 24 May 1927, p 11; The Queen, 1 June 1927, front page.

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