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Found in a Rare Book

Monday, December 12, 2011 12:11 pm

Party scene

We found a very interesting photograph in a book undergoing repair last week. The scene is a 1930′s vintage cocktail party- held somewhere in London. On the reverse of the photo is a stamp from the processor which reads: A.V. Swaebe, Society & General Press Agency, 11 Mitre Court, London. A note on the reverse of the photo, written in pencil reads: “At a party of C.R.W. – Nevisons R.R. smiling at M.F.” The photo itself is one of a society party where the party goers are reveling and talking. Everyone is dressed to the nines! This photograph was found inside: Men and Memories, Recollections of William Rothenstein 1892-1900 (ND497 R85 A27 1931). The inscription by the author reads: “For my dear John with whom I have spent some of the happiest hours of my life – Will Rothenstein Jan-1932″

reverse of Party scene photo

Comments

  1. Great find!

  2. great find ! i am a.v.swaebes great granddaughter !


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