Madame Marguerite Vacani, dance and deportment teacher pictured in caricature as walking on air, and admired by a group of adoring debutantes. Vacani was the leading school in deportment, teaching members of high society and the royal family how to curtsey, dance and develop perfect poise. Madame Vacani was also an energetic fundraiser for charity during the inter-war years and spent time teaching the blind. During World War II, while carrying on her school, she was also Central Organiser for the W.V.S in the Borough of Windsor.
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Interior at New College Lane, Oxford
Watercolour sketch of an interior at New College Lane, Oxford, showing Reverend Baden Powell and his wife (they married in 1846), with five children, including George Smyth Powell and Henry Warrington Smyth Powell. By Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert.
circa early 1850s
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Dangerous aerial stunt by Dick Grace
Stunt men undertaking a double leap from aeroplanes for a movie stunt, the film in question being 'The Lost Squadron.' One of the men featured is Dick Grace. Dick Grace (Richard Virgil Grace) (1 October 1898 25 June 1965) was born in Morris, Minnesota and was an early stunt pilot who specialized in crashing planes for films. Date: 1932
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