Vintage Postcard Miss Gaynor Rowlands
This is a postcard of Miss Gaynor Rowlands and is from Davidson Bros. "Real Photo" series.
It was printed in England. The card is numbered 1038 Davidson. There is a fold in the lowers right corner and the upper left corner. The card also has some score lines around the middle left and right edge, but the card would still display nicely.
Gaynor Rowlands was born in April 1883 and was and English actress, singer, and dancer. She was born in London, of Welsh parents. In Wales she became known as "Eos Gwalia", The Nightingale of Wales.
She joined the company chorus line of George Edwarde's Gaiety Theater in 1900 and quickly became a star. In her time she became the most photographed of the Gaiety Girls, her roles were portrayed in numerous picture postcards.
She had a short life and died of heart failure at the age of 23 in 1906 following surgery for appendicitis. She is buried at Finchley Cemetery, North London.
A lovely postcard for your collection.