July 1921. New York. "Princess Fatima Sultana of Afghanistan." The "princess," whose claim to royalty was questionable, met with President Harding in Washington after a notorious impostor
named Stanley Weyman (among other aliases), pretending to be a "naval liaison," tricked the State Department into arranging the interview. 8x10 glass negative, Bain News Service.
The princess, it was learned, takes out her nose jewel when she goes to bed at night, as other women remove their earrings. Unlike American women, she is not afraid of rats, mice, or bats. The reason for this immunity from those customary feminine fears is that in the Mohammed religion, which she professes, not only cats but all animals are sacred. (Washington Post)
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