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Medora, Marquise de Mores with Louis and Athenais, Medora, N.D.
Medora, Marquise de Mores with Louis and Athenais, Medora, N.D.
TitleMedora, Marquise de Mores with Louis and Athenais, Medora, N.D.
Date of Original1887
DescriptionMedora, the Marquise de Mores stands wearing a dark dress in front of the Chateau de Mores, while her son Louis sits on horseback. Her daughter Athenais wears a short dress and hat and stands in front of the horse. A dog lays on the ground at Medora's feet.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Sports & Recreation
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Children
Boys
Girls
Horses
Dogs
Families
Personal NameMores, Medora Von Hoffmann, marquise de
Vallombrosa, Athenais, 1883-1969
Vallombrosa, Louis, Duke de, 1885-1959
Organization NameChateau de Mores (Medora, (N.D.)
LocationMedora (N.D.)
Decade1880-1889
Item Number00042-085
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.
Louis, Duke de Vallombrosa was born in New York in 1885, and brought to Dakota Territory as an infant. After leaving Dakota Territory in 1886, he grew up in France, and returned to North Dakota in 1903 for a visit with his mother Medora and sister Athenaïs. He was educated at Yale University and married in 1918. His son Antoinne or Tony was born in 1921. Louis was a banker until 1936 when he retired and moved to Switzerland, the same year he deeded the Chateau de Mores to the state of North Dakota.
Athenaïs 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.
External Resourcehttp://history.nd.gov/historicsites/chateau/index.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMarquis de Mores Photograph Collection 00042
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00042-085)
Rights ManagementRights transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00042085
OCLC number17732729
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