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Donna Franca with Kaiser 1907
Jpg: Gabriella Alu'
Donna Franca Florio

From: Gabriella Alu'
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Date: Monday, March 8, 2004

Donna Franca Florio in Palermo, Villa Igea, meets german Kaiser William II and  his wife, the  Emperess  (1907). Franca  is wearing her  famous string of pearls. 

Portrait of Donna Franca Florio

Philip Alexius de Laszlo

Emperor of Germany

Special thanks to Gabriella Alu'  of Palermo, Italy, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for passing along all this information.

From: Gabriella Alu' 
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Date: Monday, March 8, 2004

I found this information (that, here in Palermo, everybody knows)  in two Italian books:

- Salvatore Requirez "CASA FLORIO", Flaccovio Editore, Palermo, 1998

- Anna Pomar "FRANCA FLORIO", edizioni Novecento, Palermo, 2002.



By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 3/9/2004