Mrs Waterford (And Baby)

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Old Ireland In Colour tweets:

…let The Handmaid’s Tale memes begin!

Actually, the Marchioness of Waterford (born Beatrix Frances Petty-FitzMaurice) and baby (Blanche Maud de la Poer Beresford). 1898

Original imageNational Library Of Ireland

7 thoughts on “Mrs Waterford (And Baby)

  1. Slightly Bemused

    I had a look at the original in the linked National Library archive. I have always felt there is a beauty in black and white photography that colour just does not match.I do not know how to describe it, but maybe a subtlety of shading, where you are not given all the information and have to infer.

    For example, in this case I think the mother has a much softer countenance looking at her baby in the B&W version than in the colourised one.

    Or maybe I am just a sentimental old fool :-)

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  2. Shawnee Poole

    Beatrix Beresford, Marchioness of Waterford [widow] Curraghmore daughter of Marquis of Lansdowne married
    Osborne de Vere Beauclerk, Newtown Anner, Clonmel son of Duke of St Albans on August 19th 1918

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  3. Shawnee Poole

    The curse which is referred to in the obituary affected the male line of the Lord Waterford family.
    The reasons for the curse are many and are lost in time. But one thing that’s constant is the Lord Waterford in the above obituary was the first Lord in a long time that lived to see his first son and inheritor of the title reach the age of 21 years.

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