Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Jersey Lilly -- January 9, 2011

Henry Van Der Weyde was a son of Doctor Peter Henri Van Der Weyde. After service in the American Civil War, Henry emigrated to England, where he became a pioneer in taking photographs using artificial light. In this 1885 photograph, he captures Lilly Langtry, the famous actress. Late in life, she became an American citizen, and lived in California's Lake County for a time.

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