Rita Hernandes de Alba Lydig (de Acosta) (1875 - 1929)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY, USA
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About Rita Hernandes de Alba Lydig (de Acosta)

Rita Lydig (born Rita Hernandez de Alba de Acosta, October 1875[1]– October 27, 1929) was an American socialite regarded as "the most picturesque woman in America." She was photographed by Adolf de Meyer, Edward Steichen, and Gertrude Käsebier, sculpted in alabaster by Malvina Hoffman, and was painted by Giovanni Boldini and John Singer Sargent, among others. She also wrote one novel, Tragic Mansions (Boni & Liveright, 1927), under the name Mrs Philip Lydig, a society melodrama described as "emotionally moving and appealing" by The New York Times.

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1875
October, 1875
New York, New York, NY, USA
1895
January 3, 1895
Age 19
1896
January 5, 1896
Age 20
1929
October 19, 1929
Age 54
New York, New York, NY, USA
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Manhatten, New York County, NY