Neg. No: (GP) (L) 5306
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: NONE

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Subject: Lady Norman, wedding portrait with parents.


(Bride) Lady Norman, née (Florence) Priscilla McLaren (d.1964); daughter of 1st Baron Aberconway; m. (1907), as his 2nd wife, Sir Henry Norman 1st Bt. (cr. 1915); C.B.E. (cr. 1917 for her service in the Fisrt World War); a trustee of the Imperial War Museum from 1920.

(Father) Sir Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren (1850-1934), 1st Bt (cr 1902), later 1st Baron Aberconway (cr 1911); barrister and man of business; Q.C.; MP for Stafford 1880-86 and for Bosworth Leics. 1892-1910.

(Mother) Lady Laura Elizabeth McLaren, later Lady Aberconway, née Pochin (d.1933); only daughter of Henry Davis Pochin; m. (1877) Sir Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway; C.B.E. (1918).

Date: 9 May 1907.

Occasion: The marriage, St Margaret's Church Westminster, 8 May 1907

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Wedding dress:

"...instead of the conventional orange blossoms, the bride wore a wreath of white gardenias, under her Brussels lace veil...Her gown was of white chiffon over an underdress of Oriental satin trimmed with a deep flounce of old Flemish lace, of which the bodice was entirely composed. Her jewels were a rope of pearls, from which depended a diamond cross" (The Throne, 18 May 1907, p 228).

Costume Supplier: -

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop and studio props.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London, W.

Evidence of photographer at work: Gable of studio roof and window visible behind backdrop.

No of related negatives: 2


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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: (Lady Norman) Burke's Peerage; The Times, 2 March 1964, p 15b & 31 March 1964, p 14c; (Baron & Lady Aberconway) Dictionary of National Biography; Burke's Peerage; Who's Who.

Occasion: The Times, 9 May 1907, p 10c; The Throne, 18 May 1907, p 228.

Costume: The Throne, 18 May 1907, p 228.

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