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I bought this battered old photograph album, not just because I adore the little flower on the front, but because the pictures inside were so utterly fascinating…

They start with a page of photographs of a woman who looks like she could have stepped straight out of Bloomsbury,  (complete with huge cigar!)

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Then go on to feature the life of this rather saucy member of the Armed Forces…

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…Her extremely well documented social life,  many men friends and life in the hotel she apparently  resides in…

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Then more than thirty photograph’s of her posing alone in an armchair, kissing her funny little dog…

What could it all mean?  Who was she? How was she related to the woman on the first page? Why is she so fascinated by that dog? Does she live in that hotel? Why is she in uniform?

Too many questions and no hope of ever finding an answer…

If only vintage images could tell us their story…