Miss Dido Carter as "Mrs. Siddons" at the Pears' Palace Of Beauty -1924

The "Palace of Beauty" at the British Empire Exhibition was set up for the House of Pears', the soap manufacturer. Models were dressed as famous beauties from history against an appropriate backdrop. They included Helen of Troy, Nell Gwynne and Mary Queen of Scots. The models were protected from the attention of the crowds by a large window. This postcard shows Miss Dido Carter posing as Mrs Sarah Siddons, an 18th Century British actress who was famous for her portrayal of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth.
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Beck, Maurice
Fleetway Press Limited; Digital Image: Brent Archive

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