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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

My Little Pony: 1918

My Little Pony: 1918

New York, July 22, 1918. Alice de Goicouria Belmont on "Beauty." Alice, the daughter of August Belmont Jr. and an heir to the Belmont banking fortune, grew up to be a registered nurse. She died by her own hand in 1955 at the age of 45. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

A little unhappy

She doesn't seem too thrilled at this age, either.

The Wedding of Alice's Parents

One of the smartest, but smallest, weddings of the Winter took place yesterday afternoon in the Church of the Ascension when Miss Alice de Goicouria, younger daughter of Albert de Goicouria, was married to August Belmont, Jr., elder son of August Belmont.

Both families were in mourning at the time of the wedding, she for her mother and he for his uncle. It is noted that the bride wore her veil in a "totally new fashion."

NY Times 1906

History appears to be silent on the subject of Alice the younger.

[Alice was an aspiring musician whose artistic ambitions were thwarted by her family. More later. - Dave]

Beauty

Does anyone know what breed of pony Beauty might be?

Who wouldn't love a pony?

Now we know!

Go Ask Alice

Let this be a lesson, ponies do not lead to happiness.

 
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