Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
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Apart from Mike another birthday that was celebrated today in 1889 was that of the American actress/stunt woman Pearl White. Also on this day in 1890 the Prince of Wales, King Edward VII opened the longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) in Scotland.
EDWARD VII (1841-1910, King of Great Britain) & ALEXANDRA (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen)
Exceptional early cabinet photo signed by both and dated by the Prince of Wales, showing them standing together leaning against a wall, Alexandra is holding her husband’s arm, 6½” x 4”, Cowes, August 1872, framed and glazed
WHITE (Pearl, 1889-1938, American Principal Boy and ‘Queen of the Silent Serials’)
Postcard photo, signed, showing her seated, three quarter length, in profile but with face turned thoughtfully towards the viewer, and wearing an old fashioned long young man’s jacket with white cuffs and soft hat, 5½” x 3½”, no place, date pencilled below 16th October 1925
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