Marriage photograph Belgian soldier
Photograph taken on the wedding day of Emile Verheyen, Belgian Soldier. On the reverse is written 'Souvenir affecteurse de Verheyen, Emile & Gabrielle - Soul, maries le 7.6.1916 ࠒamsgate, Angleterre.' Sgt Emile Verheyen from Ghent, was a patient of the Quex Park VAD hospital between 14 November 1914 and 29 March 1915. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1916
© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Young woman of Ravenna, 16th century, in blue
Young woman of Ravenna, 16th century, in blue dress, white ruff, and hairdress with pearls.. From a painting by Magino de Gabrielle. Handcolored illustration by E. Lechevallier-Chevignard, lithographed by A. Didier, L. Flameng, F. Laguillermie, from Georges Duplessis's Costumes historiques des XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles (Historical costumes of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries), Paris 1867.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Miss Gabrielle Ray in 'The Merry Widow'
Miss Gabrielle Ray (1883-1973), English actress, dancer and singer in 'The Merry Widow', an operetta by the AustroHungarian composer Franz Lehar. In its English adaptation by Basil Hood, with lyrics by Adrian Ross, the operetta became a sensation in London, beginning on 8 June 1907, starring Lily Elsie and Joseph Coyne and featuring Robert Evett and Gabrielle Ray, with costumes by Lucile. It ran for 778 performances in London and toured extensively in Great Britain. Date: 1907
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection