Thursday, October 17, 2013

Antique Image of the Day: A Photo of Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck

Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck
England, 1890
Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection 
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This photograph by an unknown person dates to about 1890 and shows Princess Mary Adelaide, the Duchess of Teck (1833-1897).

The mother of the future Queen Mary has been posed, facing three-quarters, with a lace shawl draped over her head. Princess Mary Adelaide wears a pearl earring and a sumptuous diamond necklace comprised of crescent shapes.

The photo once belonged to Queen Mary, and now, is part of the personal collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

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