Countess Lonyay (LOC)

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    Bain News Service,, publisher.

    Countess Lonyay

    1918 May 23 [from photo dated 1913]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative..
    Copy of photo inscribed bottom left "Phot. H.C. Kosel, Wien, 1913." At top: "Ihre konigl. Hoheit Grafen [...] Prinzessin Stephanie von Belgien."
    Photo shows Princess Stephanie of Belgium (1864-1945), who married Count Elemer Lonyay in 1900. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

    General information about the Bain Collection is available at

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LC-B2- 2689-13

    1. Harry Angstrom 73 months ago | reply

      This lady has several names and titles. The print on the top of the photo, it appears to identify this as Princess Stephanie of Belgium: here is her bio:

      According to this her husband gave her venereal disease and he later committed suicide with his mistress ("Mayerling" incident). Stephanie later married a Hungarian, Count Lonyay or Lonyai, so she was Countess Lonyay too.

    2. Anne (LOC P&P) 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks! We'll update the source data with her name (and date on the photo) and reload the description.

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