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Count Alexander Orlowski scrapbooks, 1941-1951, 1965-1968.
Orlowski, Alexander, 1892-1975.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  XMSC 85  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Orlowski, Alexander, 1892-1975.
Title : Count Alexander Orlowski scrapbooks, 1941-1951, 1965-1968.
Physical Description : 12 vol. + 1 folder.
Summary :

The scrapbooks of Count Alexandre Orlowski are highly personal and idiosyncratic. They cover subjects of interest to their creator, the son of a Polish Count and an American woman. The contents of the scrapbooks range from Rutland County news notices to stories and images of glamorous people to coverage of World War II in Poland. The Count was especially interested in high fashion and the activities of celebrities, but he also cut out articles about Rutland court events, local politics, weather, deaths and weddings. Local and international subjects are often juxtaposed in interesting ways. The Count was apparently interested in Corgi dogs; scrapbook #9 contains shipping instructions for an AKC registered Pembroke Welsh Corgi named "Apple Taffy of Furnace Brook."

The press in the United States, Canada, and France covered the Count's wedding to Gladys Thelma Goudie in 1945. The count saved all of these accounts, including an uncomplimentary article by the nationally syndicated gossip columnist Cholly Knickerbicker. The same scrapbook contains printed ephemera of all types from their honeymoon to New York, Washington, and Cuba, including materials from airlines, hotels and restaurants.

Biographical or historical data :

Count Alexandre Orlowski lived on his Furnace Brook Farm in Pittsford, Vermont at the time he assembled these scrapbooks. He was born in 1892 the son of Count Miecislas Orlowski of Poland and Mabel Stevens Orlowski of the Stevens family of Hoboken, New Jersey. His first wife was Muriel Mullins. He married Gladys Thelma Goudie of Montreal in 1945. Count Orlowski died in 1975.

Personal Subject : Orlowski, Alexander, Count, 1892-1975.
Goodie, Gladys Thelma.
Subject Term : World War, 1939-1945 Poland.
Geographic Term : Rutland County (Vt.) Biography.
Pittsford (Vt.) Archival sources.
Genre/Form : Scrapbooks.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.