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The Alice Murphy collection consists of five 19th century photographic albums containing c.470 images of family, friends, the religious, royalty, places and costumes. Two albums concentrate on France and Switzerland respectively. Each contains images of various locations within the countries, people in costume (Swiss regions), friends and (perhaps) public figures not personally known to Countess Murphy. They are a mixture of bought images, reproductions of drawings and original photographs. The remaining albums concentrate on family and friends of Countess Murphy. Some are inscribed by Murphy and dated, or a reference to Margaret May Coltsmann.
Countess Alice Murphy with Alice (her granddaughter)