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Louise Collection

"Louise: A Name Woven Through Time" Louise, a name that echoes through history, holds tales of remarkable women and captivating stories

Background imageLouise Collection: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their Children

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their Children
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Prince Consort Albert (1819-1961) and their Family (from top left, going across and then down): Victoria, Princess Royal (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa)

Background imageLouise Collection: Battenberg family, 1906

Battenberg family, 1906
Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven with his wife, Princess Victoria of Hesse, their four children, their son-in-law and two grandchildren

Background imageLouise Collection: Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985), American silent film actress and dancer Date: 1928

Background imageLouise Collection: Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985), American silent film actress and dancer

Background imageLouise Collection: Princess Alexandra with her five children

Princess Alexandra with her five children
Princess Alexandra of Wales (1844 1925) (later Queen Alexandra consort) of Edward VII, photographed with her five children (left to right) Princess Victoria, who remained single

Background imageLouise Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster, WW1

British Military Recruitment Poster, WW1
Recruitment poster printed by Gale and Polden Limited, 1914 (c). Associated with Princess Louises Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Recruits wanted. Date: 1914

Background imageLouise Collection: Battenberg children

Battenberg children
The four children of Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven and Princess Victoria of Hesse. Clockwise from left: Princess Louise, later Lady Louise Mountbatten (1889-1965)

Background imageLouise Collection: AUSTEN: PERSUASION. Looking on her with a face as pallid as her own

AUSTEN: PERSUASION. Looking on her with a face as pallid as her own. Illustration by Hugh Thomson for an 1898 edition of Jane Austens Persuasion, first published in 1817

Background imageLouise Collection: Princess Louise

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) shown in the late 1860s with a pet dog. Louise was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background imageLouise Collection: Louise Brooks / Song Sheet

Louise Brooks / Song Sheet
Songsheet for Je n ai qu un Amour, c est toi as sung by American film actress LOUISE BROOKS (1906-1985), in the movie Prix de Beaute [FR 1930], which turned out to be her last starring role

Background imageLouise Collection: BROOKLYN, c1820. Winter scene in Brooklyn. Oil, c1817-1820, by Louisa Ann Coleman after Francis Guy

BROOKLYN, c1820. Winter scene in Brooklyn. Oil, c1817-1820, by Louisa Ann Coleman after Francis Guy

Background imageLouise Collection: Brandenburg gate procession: Berlin royal wedding 1913

Brandenburg gate procession: Berlin royal wedding 1913
King George V and the Kaiser, Queen Mary and the Kaiserin on their arrival, immediately passing through the Brandenburg gate.The occasion of the royal visit was the marriage of Princess VIKTORIA

Background imageLouise Collection: Canada - Lake Louise, Alberta

Canada - Lake Louise, Alberta
Lake Louise, Laggan, Alberta Date: circa 1910

Background imageLouise Collection: AUSTEN: PERSUASION, 1898. Looking on her with a face as pallid as her own

AUSTEN: PERSUASION, 1898. Looking on her with a face as pallid as her own. Illustration by Hugh Thomson for an 1898 edition of Jane Austens Persuasion, first published in 1817

Background imageLouise Collection: ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1933. Louise Fazenda as the White Queen in the 1933 film version of Alice in

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1933. Louise Fazenda as the White Queen in the 1933 film version of Alice in Wonderland

Background imageLouise Collection: GRETA GARBO (1905-1990). NÔÇÜ e Greta Louisa Gustafsson. Swedish-born American actress

GRETA GARBO (1905-1990). NÔÇÜ e Greta Louisa Gustafsson. Swedish-born American actress
GRETA GARBO (1905-1990). N© e Greta Louisa Gustafsson. Swedish-born American actress

Background imageLouise Collection: Serpentine / Reznicek

Serpentine / Reznicek
Every illustrator of the day has a go at depicting the Serpentine Dance : Reznicek admirably captures the swirling movement which is the essence of the dance

Background imageLouise Collection: Marie-Louise of Austria

Marie-Louise of Austria
MARIE-LOUISE OF AUSTRIA second wife of Napoleon I with their son le Roi de Rome

Background imageLouise Collection: Battenberg family c. 1895

Battenberg family c. 1895
Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (1854-1921), pictured with his wife, Princess Victoria of Hesse (1863-1950)

Background imageLouise Collection: The Royal Oak - Queen Victoria and descendents family tree

The Royal Oak - Queen Victoria and descendents family tree
A spectacular family tree produced by The Illustrated London News to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. The beautifully drawn oak tree is hung with portraits of Victoria and Albert

Background imageLouise Collection: Queen Alexandra - Downey Photograph on a postcard

Queen Alexandra - Downey Photograph on a postcard
Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia - 18441925) - Queen consort of the United Kingdom and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor Edward VII

Background imageLouise Collection: Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia engagement 1913

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia engagement 1913
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892 1980), only daughter and the last child of German Emperor Wilhelm II and Empress Augusta Victoria

Background imageLouise Collection: Kaiser & German royal family - Deaths Head Hussars, WW1

Kaiser & German royal family - Deaths Head Hussars, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (top left), together with his eldest son, the Crown Prince, his only daughter Princess Viktoria Luise, Duchess of Brunswick and the Crown Princess

Background imageLouise Collection: Ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace at Milot, Haiti

Ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace at Milot, Haiti
The overgrown ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace was the royal residence of King Henri I of Haiti, Queen Marie-Louise and their two daughters at Milot, Haiti

Background imageLouise Collection: American and British members of the Air Transport Auxiliary

American and British members of the Air Transport Auxiliary in front of a Hawker Hurricane. From left: Virginia Farr, New Jersey; Louise Dutch Schuuman, New York; Helen Ritchie

Background imageLouise Collection: Royal Wedding 1871 - wedding cake

Royal Wedding 1871 - wedding cake
A magnificent royal wedding cake for the wedding of Princess Louise to the Marquis of Lorne in 1871, made by Queen Victorias chief confectioner at Windsor Castle

Background imageLouise Collection: Princess Louise on her wedding day

Princess Louise on her wedding day
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyl (1848-1939) on her wedding day on 21st March 1871. Louise married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, heir to the 8th Duke of Argyl

Background imageLouise Collection: Queen Victoria and her family

Queen Victoria and her family
Queen Victoria shown with members of her family shortly after the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, mourning a bust of her late husband, Prince Albert

Background imageLouise Collection: Danish, British and Russian royal families at Bernstorff

Danish, British and Russian royal families at Bernstorff
The three daughters of King Christian IX of Denmark assembled at Bernstorff in 1871 with their families. From the top, Maria Feodorovna

Background imageLouise Collection: Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary and wife Louise, returning from Everest expedition

Background imageLouise Collection: Queen Alexandra and children

Queen Alexandra and children
Photograph from 1884 showing Queen Victoria with four of her children: from left, Princess Louise, Princess Maud (seated), Prince George (later George V), Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria

Background imageLouise Collection: Children of Edward VII circa. 1875

Children of Edward VII circa. 1875
Photographic study of the five children of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, taken while Edward was still Prince of Wales. The children, from left are: the Duke of York (later George V), Louise

Background imageLouise Collection: Ste Louise De Marillac

Ste Louise De Marillac
SAINTE LOUISE DE MARILLAC French religious woman who helped found and organised the Daughters of Charity

Background imageLouise Collection: Loie Fuller / Cheret 1890S

Loie Fuller / Cheret 1890S
LOIE FULLER (Mary Louise Fuller) American dancer doing her Serpentine Dance in Paris during the 1890s

Background imageLouise Collection: Marie Louise, former Empress of France

Marie Louise, former Empress of France
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Empress of France from 1810 to 1814 as the second wife of Napoleon (1791-1847). circa 1810s

Background imageLouise Collection: DUCHESS OF PORTSMOUTH (1649-1734). Louise Renee de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

DUCHESS OF PORTSMOUTH (1649-1734). Louise Renee de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth. French mistress of King Charles II of England. Oil on canvas, 1682, by Pierre Mignard

Background imageLouise Collection: LAURA KNIGHT (1877-1970). Nee Johnson. British artist

LAURA KNIGHT (1877-1970). Nee Johnson. British artist. Self-portrait with nude model Ella Louise Naper (nee Champion). Oil on canvas, 1913

Background imageLouise Collection: Picture No. 10880294

Picture No. 10880294
Lake Louise Date:

Background imageLouise Collection: Major General James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm at the Battle of Quebec, 13 September 1759

Major General James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm at the Battle of Quebec, 13 September 1759
BATTLE OF QUEBEC, 1759. Major General James Wolfe and the Marquis de Montcalm at the Battle of Quebec, 13 September 1759. Photogravure, 1894, after a painting by Augustus Tholey

Background imageLouise Collection: GYPSY ROSE LEE (1913-1970). N e Louise Hovick. American ecdysiast. Photograph, mid 20th century

GYPSY ROSE LEE (1913-1970). N e Louise Hovick. American ecdysiast. Photograph, mid 20th century
GYPSY ROSE LEE (1913-1970). N© e Louise Hovick. American ecdysiast. Photograph, mid 20th century

Background imageLouise Collection: SILENT FILM STILL: ACCIDENTS. Five & Ten Cent Annie with Louise Fazenda & Clyde Cook

SILENT FILM STILL: ACCIDENTS. Five & Ten Cent Annie with Louise Fazenda & Clyde Cook

Background imageLouise Collection: Lake Louise, Canada, early 1900s

Lake Louise, Canada, early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageLouise Collection: Invitation, Glasgow International Exhibition 1901

Invitation, Glasgow International Exhibition 1901
Invitation to the Opening of the Glasgow International Exhibition on 2 May 1901. 1901

Background imageLouise Collection: Princess Louise Home, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Princess Louise Home, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
The Princess Louise Home at Kingston Hill was run by the National Society for the Protection of Young Girls. Date: circa 1905

Background imageLouise Collection: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
Princess Louise (1848-1939), Duchess of Argyll. Louise was Queen Victorias fourth daughter and sixth child. She married the Duke of Argyll in 1871 and was the only one of Victoria

Background imageLouise Collection: Louise Moillon: Still life of fruit basket and box of asparagus. Oil, 17th century

Louise Moillon: Still life of fruit basket and box of asparagus. Oil, 17th century
MOILLON: STILL LIFE, 17th C. Louise Moillon: Still life of fruit basket and box of asparagus. Oil, 17th century

Background imageLouise Collection: THE TEACHER. 1843. Steel engraving, 1843, by W. H. Ellis for Godeys Lady Book

THE TEACHER. 1843. Steel engraving, 1843, by W. H. Ellis for Godeys Lady Book
THE TEACHER. 1843. Steel engraving, 1843, by W.H. Ellis for Godeys Lady Book

Background imageLouise Collection: LOUISE BROOKS (1906-1985). American cinemactress. Brooks with Osgood Perkins in a scene from Love

LOUISE BROOKS (1906-1985). American cinemactress. Brooks with Osgood Perkins in a scene from Love Em and Leave Em, Paramount, 1926



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"Louise: A Name Woven Through Time" Louise, a name that echoes through history, holds tales of remarkable women and captivating stories. From the regal halls of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's court to the enchanting world of literature and film, it has left an indelible mark. In the grandeur of Queen Victoria's era, Princess Louise stood as a shining example of grace and elegance. As one of their children, she brought joy to her parents' hearts with her radiant presence. The Battenberg family in 1906 found solace in their beloved Louise Brooks, whose infectious spirit lit up every room she entered. But it was not just royalty who bore this illustrious name; authors like Austen immortalized Louises on paper. In "Persuasion, " a pallid face mirrored that of our protagonist - a testament to the emotional depth associated with this name. And even Alice in Wonderland encountered the enigmatic White Queen portrayed by Louise Fazenda in 1933. Artistic expression knew no bounds for Louises either. Louisa Ann Coleman captured Brooklyn's wintry beauty on canvas during the early 19th century while Greta Garbo mesmerized audiences as Greta Louisa Gustafsson on silver screens worldwide. Through time and across continents, these diverse figures named they have shaped narratives both real and fictional. Their legacies intertwine like threads woven into a tapestry representing strength, creativity, and resilience. So let us celebrate all those who bear this timeless moniker - from queens to actresses to everyday individuals - each contributing their unique essence to its rich tapestry. For within each Louise lies an untold story waiting to be discovered – an extraordinary tale ready to unfold before our eyes.