MT: albumen print on paper mounted on card (9x6 / C:11x6)
TX: printed at lower left of margin in French <FRANCK. PHOT.>, inscribed with fountain pen at lower center of margin <La Princesse Hélène>, inscribed with pencil at rear upper left <Pces Hélène>, printed at upper center <PHOTOGRAPHIE / DE / FRANCK / MÉDAILLES D'OR D'ARGENT. / 18 / RUE VIVENNE / AU 2ME ÉTAGE / Tous les Clichés sont conservés>, stamped below <MAISON / ALPH GIROUX>
CM: The Princess Helena Augusta Victoria (25 May 1846 - 9 June 1923) was the third daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Helena was interested in nursing, needlework and writing, and she founded several nursing hospitals. In 1866, she married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, a minor German prince with very little money, and they lived near Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom. After Victoria's death in 1901, Helena and Christian lived in London and Windsor. Prince Christian died in 1916, shortly after their 50 th wedding anniversary, and Helena died six years later.
[Megakles Rogakos 12/2009]
CHOMET, SEWERYN Helena: A Princess Reclaimed 1999 Begell House, New York
PRINCESS MARIE-LOUISE OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN My Memories of Six Reigns 1959 Penguin, Middlesex
PACKARD, JERROLD M. Victoria's Daughters 1998 Saint Martin's Griffin, New York