Honours for Women during WW1
Double page spread featuring portraits of women given New Year honours for war work. Toprow from left to right - Mrs Clementine Churchill CBE, Ladies' Auxiliary Committee (Munitions Section), Y.M.C.A, Ellen , Lady Askwith, CBE (as before), below is Flora, Lady Lugard DBE, joint founder of War Refugees' Committee and Founder of the Lady Lugard Hospitality Committee, Miss Frances Louise Stevenson, CBE, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Miss Laurence Alma-Tadema, CBE, joint founder of the Polish Refugee Fund (daughter of the artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema), Edith Harriet, Lady Sclater DBE, President of the Work Room and Smokes Fund, Mrs May Webster DBE, Chairman of the British Women's Hospital Committee and the Three Arts Fund, Miss Florence Mary Cass, OBE, a telephonist who showed courage and devotion to duty in charge of an exchange during an explosion. Bottom row, Miss Ella Trout, OBE, who rescued a drowning sailor by pulling out to a torpedoed steamer, Miss Mabel Eleanor Clarke of Poplar, OBE, a telephonist who showed great courage and devotion to duty during air-raids, Olive Crofton, Lady Smith-Dorrien, President of the Hospital Bag Fund, Margaret, Baroness Ampthill GBE, President of the Bedfordshire Branch of the British Red Cross Society, Member of Council, Head of the Voluntary Aid Department at Devonshire House, Mrs Amy Pomeroy MBE, an Australian lady, 'honoured for executing a task requiring exceptional courage and self-sacrifice' and Miss Kathleen Burke, CBE, awarded the honour for carrying out the "thousand dollars a day" lecturing tour in America for war hospitals. Date: 1918
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Danish, British and Russian royal families at Bernstorff
The three daughters of King Christian IX of Denmark assembled at Bernstorff in 1871 with their families. From the top, Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (wife of Tsar Alexander III) holding her son, Georgi Alexandrovich; (in front of her) her sister Princess Thyra (Duchess of Cumberland); Alexandra, Princess of Wales (later Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII) holding her daughter Princess Maud; (behind) Princess Victoria of Wales; Queen Louise of Denmark; Prince Albert Victor of Wales (Duke of Clarence); (behind, in white) Grand Prince Nicholas Alexandrovich (Nicholas II); Prince George of Wales (George V); Princess Louise of Wales; Crown Princess Louise of Denmark holding her son, Prince Christian.
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Queen Victoria's children at Coburg 1865
A photo of all nine of Queen Victoria's children taken in Coburg in August 1865 at Rosenau, where the Royal family had gathered for the unveiling of a statue of Prince Albert. Left to right: Leopold (who had fallen on the Royal Yacht on the way to Germany and injured his knee. He was unable to stand - hence the chair), Louise, Beatrice, Alice, Bertie (later Edward VII), Arthur (on the ground), Vicky, Alfred and Helena.
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