Thomas Hardy in colour, 1914

This autochrome image of Thomas Hardy was taken by Olive Edis:

“In 1903 she and her sister Katherine opened a studio in Sheringham, Norfolk where they specialised in portraits of local fisherman and members of the local gentry.”

Above: George Bernard Shaw, 1936

Above: James Ramsay MacDonald, 1926

Above: The future King George VI, 1919

Above: Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1920

Above: Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, 1920

Above: Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, 1914

Above: Sir Henry Evelyn Wood, 1914

Above: Norfolk fisherman

Above: Olive Edis, early 1900s


All pictures except “Norfolk Fisherman” (c) National Portrait Gallery

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