Elisabeth was sad but never became bitter because of her barrenness. She had enormous faith in God. She appreciated God's mercy and kindness. She praised God for giving her a son. Elisabeth was humble, and she played a key role in God's plan of salvation. Even though her time for having a baby was over, God blessed her to conceive. Sometimes, when we least expect it, he touches us with a miracle that causes our lives to be changed forever.
Portrait by unknown artist of Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” (Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie) (24 Dec 1837-10 Sep 1898) Bavaria in grey day dress with blue fringe & ruffled lace & sapphire & diamond jewelry & sapphire & diamond star hairpiece at the Sissi Museum in Vienna, Austria. Sissi was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I (18 Aug 1830-21 Nov 1916) Austria.
Alice and Ludwig of Hesse with two eldest children, Victoria and Elisabeth, in England Crinolines and crinolettes required revising the lines of jackets as shown in this photo of Princess Alice. The baby Ella was born in 1864, so this image would be from about 1866.