Captain John Thomas Rolfe (May 6, 1585-1622) one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia. Spouse: Jane Pierce (m. 1619), Pocahontas (m. 1614–1617) Children: Thomas Rolfe, Elizabeth Rolfe
Ceremonial gown, by Norman Hartnell, 1957, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed specially for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th, 1957. Decorated with French motifs, including the flowers of France and large gold bees, the emblem of Napoleon. Worn to the state dinner on the first night (Monday 8th April), hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, followed by a visit to the Opéra (see black-and-white photo, via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).
With New York City as a backdrop, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (first car) proceed up the Westside highway along the Hudson en route to the New York World's Fair, on June 10, 1939, soon after they landed at the Battery. A score of New York motorcycle police surrounded the royal car, and several men stood guard on the running boards.
In the park, an oak tree marks the place where Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne on November 17th 1558. This is a wonderful spot to just sit and ponder those famous words, “This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”