Saturday, April 26, 2008

Grace Darling's Dad

Found in a forgotten drawer at the back of a shop. William Darling was the father of Grace Darling, a Victorian national hero. Of particular interest in this case is that the CDV has an inscription on the verso from Thomasin Darling, Grace's mother and William's wife, giving the card just a month or so after his death. It is said that even in these early days of celebrity, Grace eventually found the whole business of being famous rather trying.

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