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Athenais Vallombrosa as baby portrait
Athenais Vallombrosa as baby portrait
TitleAthenais Vallombrosa as baby portrait
Date of Original1884?
DescriptionA young Athenais Vallombrosa sits in a chair and holds some sort of rattle or toy in this early portrait. She wears a lacy dress and a bracelet on one arm.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Children
Girls
Portrait photographs
Dresses
Personal NameVallombrosa, Athenais, 1883-1969
Decade1880-1889
Item Number00097-39
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Marquis de Mores Collection Mss 10036
Biography/HistoryAthenais Vallombrosa was born in New York in 1883, and was named after Medora's mother. She was only a few months old when brought out to Dakota Territory in the summer of 1883. She was married at age 17 to Baron Pichon, a French ambassador. Her daughter, Thais, died at age 19 in a horseback riding accident. In 1929, Athenais married Baron de Graffonrud, he died in 1936. She then married Henry Guerracina and moved to Argentina during World War II. She returned to France in 1950, where shed died in 1969.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMarquis de Mores Collection 00097
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00097-39)
Rights ManagementRights transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh0009739
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