Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.
A very proper, beautiful young lady, from the Victorian era.
Lily Elsie in the operetta The Merry Widow (1909) by SayaValentine
Edwardian Actress Maude Fealy
Postcard of Miss Lily Elsie (actress, musician, fashionista): ca. 1900-1919, Postcard No. 11427. Rotary Photo E.C. - Foulsham & Banfield Ltd, 49 Old Bond St, London, England. This version of the photo courtesy of http://www.etoretro.ru/pic20337.htm
Longchamp, France - 1900
Hats from Paris-1910 Aren't they beautiful? Wonder how much they weigh. How hard there were to wear?