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ORFORD, COUNTESS OF
Neg. No: 3385
Neg. Size:15"x12"
Neg. Date: 11-8-1902

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Sitter: Louise Melissa, Countess of Orford (d. 1909), née Corbin.

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Biog: Daughter of D. C. Corbin of New York; m. (1888) Robert Horace Walpole, 5th Earl of Orford.

Date: 11 August 1902.

Occasion: The Coronation of King Edward VII, 9 August 1902.

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

Descr: FL standing, with coronet.

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Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop with pillar.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: N.B. fabric placed under hem of lace skirt panel to create effect of greater length.

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

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Biog: Burke's Peerage; The Times, 5 May 1909, p. 13d.

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Costume: The Court Journal, 16 August 1902, p. 14a; The Queen, 16 August 1902, p. 257a.

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