ca. 1910 Baroness Emma Orczy by Bassano

According to her Wikipedia article, she wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel, "a play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title character, Sir Percy Blakeney, represents the original 'hero with a secret identity' that inspired subsequent literary creations such as Don Diego de la Vega (El Zorro) and Bruce Wayne (Batman)." She was born in Hungary, but writing and living in the UK when this photo was taken.

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ca. 1910 Baroness Emma Orczy by Bassano Wm

Baroness Emma wears a plain dress with a criss-cross bodice and a fur-trimmed bodice in this 1910 Bassano photo.

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