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Adèle and James Gerstley

This design shows the Golden Gate in San Franciso, before the bridge was built, framed by the flags of the USA and Great Britain. Adèle Hannah Mack (1886-1973), an American, married in 1904 an Englishman named James Gerstley (1867-1955) who worked for a chemical firm that specialised in food preservatives, and was twice her age. They both lived to be 87 years old but died 18 years apart.

Date: 1906

Paper size: 92 x 115

Design: 76 x 93 mm max.

Credit: INV W.P.B. (William Phillips Barrett)

Designer: Charles Bird

Proof: MH

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