Friday, February 17, 2012

Ada's 21st birthday studio portrait.

This is the last ever image of my beautiful great aunt Ada. It was taken at a photographer's studio on her 21st birthday in 1923. The story goes that she developed a nasty cold a day or so later, and contrary to parents' advice refused to stay indoors and nurse it. It turned into pneumonia, and she died a couple of weeks later. Tragic.

Even worse, her father Joseph died from a broken heart just a few months after her. They are buried together at Nunhead Cemetery.

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