Lillie Langtry(1853-1929), Actress and professional beauty
Emilie Charlotte ('Lillie') Langtry (née Le Breton)
Sitter in 56 portraits
A celebrated society beauty, Langtry gained notoriety as the mistress of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from 1877-80. She first appeared on stage in 1881 and toured the United States on several occasions between 1882 and 1889.
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by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, 1881; published 1 February 1882
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype cabinet card, 1881
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