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Ray Mead (top)

This is another view of Ray Mead Cottage, showing a large conservatory on one side of the house, next to the verandah.

Mrs. A R       De L’Isle       A R (bottom)

This informal photograph of Albert and Charlotte Ricardo on the verandah of Ray Mead Cottage, with Lord de L’Isle reclining on the ground on rugs and cushions and apparently reading a book, is one of the most revealing of their way of life. Albert is leaning against one of the pillars, while Charlotte has a table beside her, bearing a clock and other ornaments, and a book or notebook on her lap. There are two large ornamental birdcages and small tables nearby, with a parasol lying on the ground in front of her. The scene is one of relaxation and easy companionship.

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