Queen Elisabeth of Romania

Queen Elisabeth of Romania, who was also a prolific author of poetry under the penname “Carmen Sylva.”

Here the Queen is typing on a Hammond Anvil and Shuttle Ideal ca. 1895.

Born Pauline Elisabeth Ottilie Luise of Wied on December 29th, 1843 she was the first queen of Romania, and wife of King Carol I.

She was said to be very skilled s a musician, and painter, but her true genius was in her poetic imagination. Under the name Carmen Sylva she published her earliest poems “Sappho” and “Hammerstein” which appeared in Leipzig, Germany in 1880.

Anvil and Shuttle