This monogram came from a victorian hand mirror from 1895. It once belonged to Lynda's grandmother. The piece features an attached bail, with a smooth mirror finish, and flower detailing.
Size: 57 x 44 mm
Weight: 44.6 grams
An Atlantic Adventure
Excitement was palpable in the house. The downstairs help whipped into a tizzy while packing the bags for the impending trip. Every ladies maid was full of laughter and dreams, thinking what it would be like to travel with the Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Josephine. How exciting to be one of the elite that would travel by dirigible across the Atlantic Ocean. If that wasn’t fantastical enough, after the journey the family was to attend the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The evening of May 6, 1937, all bags were smartly packed and ready to be loaded. The only thing to attend to in the morning after dressing, was packing the dressing bags which contained all the perfumes, rouge, silver hair brushes and Miss Josephine’s monogrammed hand mirror. After the family had finished dinner and was sitting in the drawing room with their respective cups of tea and brandy, a knock was heard at the door. The butler ushered in a, rather short of breath, lad, with an ashen face. The news he was to impart to the family was rather grave, so he requested they steel themselves. As he told the tale of the disaster of the Hindenburg’s fiery crash, the family drew in close together. The prayers thus lifted up were of sorrow for the lives lost, and thanksgiving for the preservation of their own lives.