Preserving the historic police and fire callboxes of McLean Gardens

Call Box Art

Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond

(Above: Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond. Portrait by Philip Alexius de László. Portrait Photo by John Schweikert. Call Box Photo courtesy of Deena Gorland Photography.)

The above portrait of Evalyn Walsh McLean was painted by Philip Alexius de László (British, 1869-1937) in 1921.  In the painting, Mrs. McLean is wearing the Hope Diamond. It is believed that de Laslzo painted portraits of most or all members of royalty and the aristocracy of his time.

 

Friendship Estate

(Above: Friendship Estate call box painting by Peter Waddell. Photo courtesy of Deena Gorland Photography.)