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Etheldreda Janet Laing (1872-1960), artist and photographer, she studied drawing at Cambridge, in old age she discovered her talent for painting miniatures and became a member of the Royal Miniature Society. Fascinated by photography she built a darkroom in her home in Bury Knowle, Headington, Oxford. She was interested to autochromes and she first used the Autochrome process in 1908. She showed a great deal of attention to her compositions the shots took place mainly in the garden and the subjects were mainly her daughters: Janet and Iris.