Countess Stavra

Her name was Mabel Tilton of Olympia Washington, a noted American beauty who married Greek Count Stavra. But Echtle advises, "Her maiden-name is Tilley- daughter of Moses and Rachel Tilley of Thurston County, Washington State."

From the Bain collection of the USA Library of Congress; tacks at bottom cropped out and portion of tack at lower right edited out using Photoshop by gogm.

Countess Stavra LC Bain fixed tacks visible at lower left and right corners

Countess Stavra poses in turn-of-the-century dress with a shallow vee waist and a bodice busy with decorations à la 1700s. Her bodice may have something akin to a stomacher panel.

Keywords:  Countess Stavra, Countess, straight coiffure, square neckline, elbow length close sleeves, shallow basque waistline, close skirt, bows, floral bodice ornament, floral skirt ornament, choker necklace, necklace, fan

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