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Medora, Marquise de Mores portrait, leaning against ornate screen
Medora, Marquise de Mores portrait, leaning against ornate screen
TitleMedora, Marquise de Mores portrait, leaning against ornate screen
Date of Original1891
DescriptionThe Marquise de Mores wears a ball gown and leans against an ornate screen in this formal portrait. She holds a handkerchief in her right hand, and a pair of long gloves are visible on the chair next to her.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWomen
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Ball dresses
Portrait photographs
Handkerchiefs
Gloves
Screens
Personal NameMores, Medora Von Hoffmann, marquise de
Decade1890-1899
Item Number00042-101
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 (00042-101)
Rights ManagementRights transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00042101
OCLC number17732729
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