We have a winner. Sorry for making the announcement so late in the day, but I got (1) caught up in the royal wedding [gorgeous dress on the bride; some truly hideous hats on some of the guests]; (2) was writing up a storm on a book that’s late; and (3) the grandkids arrived for the weekend.
Anyway, please visit the original post and scroll to the bottom to see the answer along with a more contemporary photo of the featured author.
And now, just because I can’t help myself, was there a more bizarre hat than the one worn by Princess Beatrice? Was there a less flattering dress than the one worn by Bea’s sister (sorry, can’t remember her name)?