John Ridgely Iii And Lillian Ketcham Ridgely

Date:
1943
Creator:
Bradford Bachrach

This photograph shows John Ridgely III (1911-1990) and his wife Lillian Ketcham Ridgely (1908-1996); both served their country during World War II. John served overseas in the Pacific theater in the Army Air Corps. Lil, serving as a nurse, was commissioned a lieutenant in the Women’s Army Corps. This photograph of the couple in uniform together was taken in the studios of the country’s leading portrait photographers, originally founded in Baltimore in 1868 by David Bachrach (1845-1921).

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. H: 27.8, W: 21.5.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP 34414
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

John Ridgely Iii And Lillian Ketcham Ridgely

Date:
1940

John Ridgely III (1911-1990) and Lillian Ketcham Ridgely (1908-1996) are seen in this snapshot as a young married couple. Although John was never officially a master of the Hampton estate, as the eldest son of John Ridgely, Jr. (1882-1959) and Louise Roman Humichouse Ridgely (1883-1934), he and his wife played significant roles in the management of the property. The couple lived for several years at Hampton during the late 1930s, where Lil’s efforts focused on the restoration of Hampton’s gardens.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 9cm, W: 12.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP22475
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site