This lovely photograph of Hera Roberts, taken by Sam Hood, was recently the subject of a very interesting Australian National Maritime Museum blog entry.
Hera is a fascinating figure - a designer, illustrator and painter who designed over fifty covers for The Home, a popular Australian magazine on art, fashion and interiors. She was also a leader in interior design. Sam Hood is of course well known for documenting Sydney and Australian life in the 1920s and 30s.
One of the things that charmed me about the photo is that it was taken at a Dutch Navy reception that took place on board HNLMS Java on 10 October 1930 - 10 October is my birthday.