Civic Portraiture #35


Margaretha Geertruida Zelle (a.k.a. Mata Hari)

12 comments:

Frank Coleman said...

Nice. Find.

swac said...

Always had a fondness for the dame, turns out we have the same birthday (which I also share with Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Stan Freberg, Billie Burke and Nicholas Ray).

MichaelRyerson said...

Not to be uncharitable but on the whole I'd rather date Carl Switzer.

vf said...

You didn't translate:
"Official photograph of Mata Hari on the day before her execution"

Gives it a different feel?

swac said...

Nope, pretty much the same feel (the fact it was German was a hint).

Anji said...

THIS is Mata Hari???? Wow. woof.

Brent McKee said...

Well she was 41, and I doubt if they let her have make-up in prison.

MichaelRyerson said...

Make-up? She'd have to slather it on with a trowel.

marietta said...

mata,mata where is the glamour,where are the chevaliers?
The biggest horror is a death penalty,but more penalty is waiting
for the hangman.

swac said...

Or in this case, firing squad.

marietta said...

Right,Swac-i mean it figuratively.
happy new year again,marietta.

Unknown said...

If she had makeup she'd escape.