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Medora Von Hoffmann, seated in Turkish garb
Medora Von Hoffmann, seated in Turkish garb
TitleMedora Von Hoffmann, seated in Turkish garb
Date of Originalbetween 1875 and 1882
DescriptionMedora Von Hoffmann, sits for a formal portrait wearing Turkish garb. A small table with a cup and tea or coffee pot is visible next to her, and she leans on a stack of cushions. This photograph was taken prior to her marriage to the Marquis de Mores in 1882.
Ordering Information
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Personal NameMores, Medora Von Hoffmann, marquise de
Item Number00042-041
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Marquis de Mores Collection Mss 10036
Biography/HistoryMedora Von Hoffmann was the daughter of a wealthy New York banker, and was born in 1856. She spoke seven languages, and was an excellent painter and shooter. She was living in Cannes with her parents when she met the Marquis de Mores, who she married in 1882. She had three children, Athenais, Louis, and Paul. She spent summers in Medora, the town her husband named after her, from 1883 to 1886. After the death of her husband in 1896, the Marquise de Mores remained in France, and opened her house to wounded soldiers during World War I. She died of complications of a wound received from nursing soldiers in 1921.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMarquis de Mores Photograph Collection 00042
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00042-041)
Rights ManagementRights transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh0004241
OCLC number17732729
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