|Real photo postcard. Miss Dora Langham. |
Company: Rhotophot. Photographer: Thiele. Produced in Berlin.
|Dear Violet. |
Just a line to say that I was never jealous,
Yours to a cinder
Miss Dora Langham wasn't an Australian - she was English. She was a stage actress in the early 1900s but I haven't been able to find any biographical details. Violet White had quite a few postcards of actresses in her collection so the subject must have been popular.
I selected this card to match the theme photo for Sepia Saturday this week. Miss Langham has flowers in her hair (like the lady in the theme photo). And the lady in the theme photo seems to be in a theatre dressing room.
You can see more drama and mystery over on the Sepia Saturday page.
And, as a postcript, just for fun. In the theme photo you can see the photographer reflected in the mirror. Here is a photo of me, reflected in a mirror at Luna Park near Sydney Harbour Bridge.
|Self portrait, Luna Park, Sydney|
|Luna Park, Sydney|