GRAHAM, Dora Ennis. Cut silhouette of a young woman, highlighted in gold, on card (91 x 123mm), with a pencil inscription under the truncation reading 'Dora Ennis Graham' and on the reverse in pencil 'Accidentally drowned with husband & only child March 1845', inside an old decorative frame (125 x 160mm) with a few pieces of the relief moulding missing. The card has an unsightly water stain, which could be professionally removed.
Dora Ennis Graham was born Dora Ennis Bellairs, and married Reginald Simpson Graham on 10th September 1838 in Bedworth, Warwickshire. Their daughter also named Dora Ennis was born in 1839 in Salford, Lancashire. The family are found in the 1841 census in Eccles, Lancashire, when Reginald's occupation is listed as a merchant. Perhaps through Reginald's occupation the family perished at sea - further research may uncover the story behind the tragic deaths of all three members of the family.