British writer Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, is photographed here in New York City on the 10th of April, 1922.
Also in the picture are his second wife, Jean, and the children he had by her. Doyle, who was almost sixty-three at the time, married for the second time almost immediately after the death of his first wife.
Elizabeth Diana Percy, Duchess of Northumberland (née Montagu Douglas Scott) was born on the 20th of January, 1922, to parents the future Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch.
During the Second World War she served in both the Civil Nursing Reserve and the Women’s Royal Naval Service, and worked on the RMS Mauretania and in Australia.
She married Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland in 1946 and went on to have seven children. Her husband ascended to the title after his brother, the 9th Duke, was killed in action in the war in 1940.
The Duchess outlived her husband, dying in Surrey, England in 2012.
Happy New Year from Florida, USA, created at the end of 1922.
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Strongheart, a German Shepherd, was born on the 1st of October, 1917. Originally trained as a police dog for Germany in World War One, he went on to become a movie star in America.
Originally named Etzel von Oeringen, his owner fell into poverty at the end of the war and sent him to the United States in 1920, where he was renamed at the suggestion of a studio.
Brawn of the North
Strongheart’s film credits include 1921’s The Silent Call and 1922’s Brawn of the North.
His last film was 1927’s The Return of Boston Blackie.
As the star of a book in 1926.
The dog was accidentally burnt by studio lights, which caused him to develop a tumour. He died in June 1929.
The baby cage, patented in the United States in 1922, was invented for babies in overcrowded urban areas to get some fresh air. It was also promoted as a place to store toys for families living in small apartments, and a convenient place for babies’ naps.
Baby and nanny in Chelsea, London in 1937
Even though they look incredibly dangerous, the East Poplar borough of London made a promise to fix these devices to the sides of buildings.