CM: This Contract for Rental of Studio is between Nelly's, her husband Angelos Seraidaris and the lawyer Michael Paikos. It is interesting that at that time Nelly's signed at the end of the contract as 'Elli A. Seraidari'. Her first studio in the seven years between 1924 and 1931 was a large space at 49 Ermou Street, measuring six by five meters, and established her as a fine portraitist. Her second studio was further up the same street, at 18 Ermou Street, and was even larger, with doors that opened into the living room, enabling her to take photographs of groups. Nelly's recounts "I was enjoying [this studio] a lot as it materialized all my dreams. I created a number of things in it, which would be impossible to do in the previous one." [NELLY'S Self-Portrait 1989, p.140]. It was perhaps in this space that Nelly's made the memorable portraits of such personalities as Pavlos Koundouriotis, Costis Palamas, Katina Paxinou, Ioannis Tsirimokos and Eleftherios Venizelos.