Dorothy Starmer Holtby

Dorothy Starmer Holtby, small circular portrait taken around 1908.

Dorothy Holtby

This is my Maternal Grandmother Dorothy Holtby, born Dorothy Audas in 1889.  She was in her 60s when I first met her, so it is quite strange to see her as a young woman in this very nice small circular portrait (about 1.5″ across), probably taken when she was about 18. It may have been taken in Hull (though there is no name on the back) where the family lived, though she moved to Bridlington after marrying. It may have been designed to fit into a circular frame.