Mrs. A. Drexel, Jr. (LOC)

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    Mrs. A. Drexel, Jr.

    1915 Jan. 27 (date created or published later by Bain)

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

    Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
    Photograph shows Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel Jr., the former Marjorie G. Gould in a photograph taken by Marceau. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)
    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,

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    Call Number: LC-B2- 3355-7

    Michael Pancier Photography, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. swanq 38 months ago | reply

      Could be the former Margarita Armstrong, wife of Anthony J. Drexel (son of the Drexel who founded Drexel University).

      In December 1915, she was in the news in association with a judgment in London allowing her to recover money from her husband (who had taken up residence in Europe) under a separation deed. See New-York tribune., December 17, 1915, Page 5

    2. swanq 38 months ago | reply

      Photographer appears to be Marceau.

      An interesting tidbit:
      "Because of Marceau's liberal administrations of champagne, his skill as a raconteur, and his sociable nature, he immediately became a fixture in the associational world of the profession in New York. In 1905 he and Pirie McDonald organized the Professional Photographers Society of New York State and served as its First Vice-President. With B. J. Falk and Pirie MacDonald, Marceau organized the Copyright League that lobbied Congress for stronger rights protections for photographers against the appropriation of their images by newspapers. It is he that recommended that a c with a circle around it and the photographer's name on the front of an image serve as the public claim that an image was copyright protected."

      There is a C in a circle near his name and another at lower right.

      Note: the photographs of Isabel B. Gardner and Mrs. Henry Pierson in this batch appear to have the same studio background.

    3. swanq 38 months ago | reply

      Alternatively, she could be the former Marjorie Gould, who married the younger Anthony J. Drexel.

      The Tacoma times., February 22, 1915, Page 5
      has a picture of Marjorie that could be in this hat. The photo is a Marceau photo, although not the same as this one.

      Pittsburgh Press
      has the same piece with better image quality.

    4. swanq 38 months ago | reply

      The wedding mentioned in the piece that features the "aureole" hat took place on January 6, 1915 and "Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel Jr., formerly Miss Marjorie Gould" was matron of honour. This looks like an outfit for a matron of honor.

      See NYT of Dec 16, 1914 announcing the plans.

      A report of the wedding at describes Mrs. Drexel's outfit:
      "of orchid colored satin. Her hat consisted of a deep crown of the same shade of satin and a wide brim of of wavy gold net. She carried a bouquet of mauve orchids, and over her shoulders and corsage fell two long strings of pearls."

      I think this is the former Miss Marjorie Gould.

    5. artolog 38 months ago | reply

      Definitely.. that's the outfit.

    6. The Library of Congress 38 months ago | reply

      Speaking of the photographer Marceau and hats, you'll enjoy this portrait, -- perhaps a costume party? (Woman is unidentified). -- Helena (LOC)

    7. artolog 38 months ago | reply

      Neptune's Ball?

    8. only one phenomenon 38 months ago | reply

      wonderful woman,like

    9. Ryan (LOC P&P) 38 months ago | reply

      I agree with you, artolog, that is the outfit. Thank you swanq for your excellent research and deduction skills. She's definitely carrying orchids, and the hat brim is a wavy net. And of course it is beautifully photographed. We'll fill in the name and date the next time we update the record.

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