Fred and Adele Astaire
Fred Astaire, born Frederick Austerlitz (1899 - 1987), American dancer and actor pictured with his elder sister, Adele (1896 - 1981) who was his dance partner from childhood until 1932, when she retired from dance to marry the British aristocrat Lord Charles Spencer Cavendish, second son of the 9th Duke of Devonshire. Pictured at the time they were appearing in 'Stop Flirting' at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London in 1923.
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Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife and her sister Princess Maud
Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife, later Princess Arthur of Connaught (1891-1959) standing left, and, seated, Princess Maud (1893-1945). The daughters are in mourning for the Duke of Fife who died of pleurisy at Aswan on 29th January 1912. The Fifes were sailing to Egypt in December 1911 when their ship, the P&O liner, Delhi, hit a sandbank off Cape Trafalgar. The Fifes were among the last to leave the ship, and the ship's boat on which they were taken was swamped several times by waves; Princess Alexandra was washed over but a young engineer clung to her hand. Maud was also washed over closer to shore, and once all the passengers had struggled to the beach they had a five-mile walk to find shelter. After the trauma of such an event, the Duke developed a cough and fever which eventually led to his death. Date: 1912
The Children of King George V and Queen Mary in 1912
The Children of King George V and Queen Mary in 1912. From top left: Prince Albert (1895-1952) (later King George VI), Mary, Princess Royal (1897-1965) (later Countess of Harewood), Edward, Prince of Wales (1894-1972) (later King Edward VIII). From bottom left: Prince John (1905-1919), Prince Henry (1900-1974) (later Duke of Gloucester) and Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942). Date: 1912
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