Louise Barnes Gallagher. At the time, I was only able to find a tiny head shot of Louise from a newspaper which was poor quality and quite fuzzy. Last week, I was contacted by the designer's granddaughter Mary-Louise and she was kind enough to send me the two photos of her grandmother you see here today. The one above probably dates to the 1920s.
I'd like to thank Mary-Louise for providing these photos of her grandmother for all of us to see and enjoy. It is a pleasure to keep the memory of Louise Barnes Gallagher alive!