Baron Michael R. Garette and wife (LOC)

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Baron Michael R. Garette and wife

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1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

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Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

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Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

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Call Number: LC-B2- 6157-1


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    • 19/Mar/2022 20:42:08

    See NYT, February 29, 1924 "It was a happy ending that the immigration officials added yesterday to the many distressing adventures of the Baron and Baroness Michael Royce Garrett, who arrived in the steerage of the liner Olympic. The Baron had lost his money and his left leg during the Bolshevist regime in Russia; his wife saw her parents killed, and after many sufferings both fled when a death sentence hung over their heads." His wife was apparently a coloratura soprano. She performed in London in 1922. See photo at bottom left in the Evening Star. December 18, 1922, page 15 According to the Midland Journal., April 04, 1924, page 2 she was Miss Vassilieff Novossilitzeff before their marriage. But the Indianapolis Times. October 25, 1924, Home Edition, Page 5 calls her Vera Lavrova.

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    • 19/Mar/2022 21:01:09

    In 1926, she committed suicide in dramatic fashion. See Evening Star. August 02, 1926, Page 3, top of column3, with pictures in column 2. "The baroness leaped to her death from the 18th floor of the fashionable Everglades Hotel. The baron, clasping a piece of heavy twine, was found by police in a dense thicket north of Miami, where, he said, he was about to hang himself. A suicide pact of seven years’ standing entered into between the two after the baroness, a noted singer, had lost a $5,000,000 heritage in the upheaval following the war and trouble with bolshevik In Russia, caused the couple to plan death. - Wanted to Die Together. The baron today expressed disappointment that his youthful wife had not died with him, as she had promised." See also full page in New Britain Herald. September 10, 1926, Second Section, Image 27

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    Jon (LOC P&P)

    • 24/Mar/2022 14:52:00

    Thanks[email protected], we'll put their full names. It's a very interesting story. He ended up remarrying and living until 1967.

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    Jon (LOC P&P)

    • 24/Mar/2022 15:01:33

    I looked up his immigration paperwork and he lists his wife's name as Sophie.

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 28/Mar/2022 19:13:49

    Michael Royce Garrett (1893-1967)