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Portrait of Athenais Vallombrosa and Louis, Duke de Vallombrosa
Portrait of Athenais Vallombrosa and Louis, Duke de Vallombrosa
TitlePortrait of Athenais Vallombrosa and Louis, Duke de Vallombrosa
Date of Original1890
DescriptionA formal portrait of Athenais Vallombrosa and Louis, Duke de Vallombrosa as children. Athenais wears a white dress and Louis a sailor suit. They hold hands.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Children
Boys
Girls
Portrait photographs
Personal NameVallombrosa, Athenais, 1883-1969
Vallombrosa, Louis, Duke de, 1885-1959
Decade1890-1899
Item Number00042-093
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.
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 Athenais. 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.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMarquis de Mores Photograph Collection 00042
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00042-093)
Rights ManagementRights transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00042093
OCLC number17732729
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