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Title: Amy at Sewerby Hall
Item Name: Amy Johnson


Copy of a B&W photograph showing Amy Mollison (Amy's married name) addressing the crowd at the opening of Sewerby Hall on 1st June 1936. Amy's father Mr Johnson is seated far left. The fur coat that Amy is wearing cost £1000 and was made of musquash (muskrat), a species of North American water rat. It was made in Paris and presumably given to her by the businessman Francois Dupre. He was providing Amy with free accommodation at the time, in his Parisian hotel, hoping that she would start a relationship with him. She never did.

Year: 1936
Materials: paper
Measurements: L:24.6cm; W:19cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1996.1369

Related Exhibitions

The People's Park. 75 Years of Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
This exhibition took place at Sewerby Hall between 27.06.09 and 27.10.09. It explored the history of the estate since the Corporation bought it from the Greame family in 1934 up to the present date. Interviews with employees and visitors past and present charted the changes during those 75 years, and photographs, guide books and personal objects were displayed to bring the history to life.