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Bessie Wentworth music hall male impersonator 1873-1901
Bessie Wentworth (Elizabeth Mary Andrews) male impersonator and ?coon singer? of plantation songs - a genre which would be unacceptable today. Here wearing a naval uniform and holding a cigarette. She died aged 27 and a series of cards were published entitled ?The late Miss Bessie Wentworth? of which this is one. Date: circa 1890s
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Wallis Simpson in 1927
Mrs Ernest Simpson (Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson), pictured in 1927 when wife of Commander Earl Wingfield Spencer of the US Navy, shortly before her divorce. During her second marriage to Ernest Simpson, she met and began an affair with Edward, Prince of Wales. In December 1936, after reigning for less than a year, Edward abdicated the throne in order to marry Wallis following her divorce from her second husband. The couple became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and lived the rest of their lives abroad.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans