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Flora Maxwell Portrait
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Flora Maxwell Portrait

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Flora Maxwell Portrait
Historic Photographs
Flora Maxwell Portrait
This postcard features a photographic portrait of a group of women by Flora Maxwell.

Maxwell was a photographer with a studio at 187 Rosemount Place, opposite Watson Street. In her adverts she describes herself as "The Lady Photographer" and offers "Artistic portraiture at a moderate price". Other newspaper mentions indicate she was active in the Soroptimist International.

The group appear to be a branch of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute. They are all, except the central figure, wearing the badge of this organisation. It can not be seen here but the badge features a crowned heart with a chevron reading "For home & country". Which branch of the S.W.R.I. they are is unclear.

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Flora Maxwell
Aberdeen Local Studies