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Lydia Howard de Roth with gas mask

Description

Portrait of Lydia Howard de Roth (1891-1971) holding a gas mask. de Roth was an air raid warden during World War II in the Chelsea neighborhood of London, England, from 1939 to 1941. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, to a family descended from both Francis Scott Key and John Eager Howard, de Roth was an active member in the city's high society as well as dedicated to her career in civil service.

Creator

unknown

Date

undated

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

PP180

Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Extent

1 postcard

Resource ID

12514

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.