17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor with her first fiance, William D. Pawley Jr., in Miami in 1949. The two were never married. A year later Taylor married Nicky HIlton.

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Elizabeth in a French Farthingale - notice how the skirt does not go all the way to the floor, but goes to the ankle. She has a standing ruff, conch, fan, and slashed shoes as well.

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The marriage of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons (Later the Queen Mother) to the Duke of York (Later King George VI) at Westminster Abbey in London, on 26th April, 1923. It was the first royal wedding at the Abbey since 1383. The newly formed British Broadcasting Company wanted to record and broadcast the event on radio, but the Abbey Chapter vetoed the idea.

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Queen Elizabeth I coronation collar. “To be a King and wear a crown, is a thing more glorious to them that see it, than it is pleasant to them that bear it”

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Queen Elizabeth. I worked at THE STORE in Bluffton, SC in my youth and my mentor/boss Lady had a print of this very same picture! I LOVED it, Babbie Guscio!

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