Dorothy Gibson, Actress: Saved from the Titanic. Dorothy Winnifred Brown was born at the home of her parents, Pauline Caroline Boesen Brown and John Brown on May 17, 1889 at 320 Willow Avenue in Hoboken, New Jersey. John Brown died while she was an infant and Leonard Gibson became her stepfather...
The first one is Dorothy (yes, sad to burst the bubble). The second one is Hope Hampton Brulatour, the woman Dorothy's husband Jules left her for. I have lots of other family photos of Dorothy and this is the worst, of course. But she really wasn't all that attractive in my opinion. Later photos of her show a kind of harsh looking woman with an unfriendly look about her. I have the last picture taken of her (about 3 months before her death) and it is not too bad. She still had a bit of a harsh look about her but was becoming what I guess would be classified as a "nice looking older woman." Another taken in the 1930's has her looking like a cheap imitation of Olivia DeHavilland with an oversized bow of some sort on her dress--will send a scan to Randy and let him figure out how to describe it.
Randy, re: the Edith Russell photos--well, as my grandmother used to say about Bella Abzug: "She could haunt a nine-room house in the daylight."
I actually have some surprisingly flattering photos of Old Edy as well.
I can't remember where I saw the photo, but I vaguely recollect that Dorothy's mother, Pauline Gibson, was a large and very unattractive woman, at least she was around "Titanic time", maybe a little later. Perhaps poor Dorothy went dowm the same sorry road in later years...
Teri, I'm very sorry to inform you that you're going senile at 40
I'm quite sure the image was on the right side from the very beginning, as I clearly remember being impressed by how it is that Phillip incorporated the image into the text and how it stood on the right side!
Ben, I've never seen a photo of Pauline Gibson in any public records and would be curious to know if there are some out there. I have quite a few pictures of her that have never been made public, the last taken about 7 years before her death-- she was a mousy looking woman but never large until she got very old. Dorothy always appears to have been fairly thin--even in the photo taken three months before her death. She may have resembled her mother to some extent but it isn't a strong resemblance.