Madame Delait, three quarter length studio portrait.

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Madame Delait, three quarter length studio portrait. Wellcome Collection. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Also known as

Previous title, replaced August 2022: Madame Delait, the bearded woman of Plombières, head and shoulders portrait. Photographic postcard by Scherr, 1923..


Épinal : Papeterie Boutellier, [1923]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint


Plombières (Vosges). - Madame Delait. Scherr photo Epinal


Madame Delait was known for her facial hair, and ran a cafe named "Café de la femme au barbe" at Thaon-les-Vosges.
This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer.


Wellcome Collection 532373i

Ownership note

Originally collected by British anthropologist Edwin Nichol Fallaize (1877-1957). Purchased by Capt. L.W.G. Malcolm in 1934, on behalf of Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, for the price of £25. From a letter in the Wellcome archives dated 16th December 1934.


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