Tribute to Lady Estelle


Carry On!

 In April of this year, 2020, I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer at the height of a world wide pandemic...

 I was devastated. My life as Lady Estelle was about to change. I felt lost and began to loss my self esteem. How could I be dignified with such a destroying disease.

I started Chemotherapy right away.. That is when I began to lose my hair and figure to the chemical being administer to my body. 


The fight began to keep my spirit and hope because after seven months, I was beat up. The Victorian lady was beginning to feel defeated.

But something or someone kept telling me to " CARRY ON" 

So that is what I shall do. 


She is sitting by her husband stone marker

 Lady Estelle portraying Christina Babcock Carteaux Bannister, an accomplished hairdresser in the mid 1800s. She is sitting by her husband stone marker in the North Burial grounds, Providence, Rhode Island.

portrayal of 19th century entrepreneur Christiana Carteaux Bannister

Christiana Carteaux Bannister: 19th Century Rhode Island Entrepreneur
Join Mrs. Estelle Tucker Barada and the Warwick Historical Society for a costumed portrayal of 19th century Rhode Island entrepreneur Christiana Carteaux Bannister at Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Christiana Carteaux Bannister (1819–1902), known professionally as Madame Carteaux, was a businesswoman, hairdresser, and abolitionist.
Born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island to African American and Narragansett Indian parents, she owned salons in Boston and Providence and was a patron to her second husband, artist Edward Mitchell Bannister.
Living history re-enactor Mrs. Estelle Tucker Barada attended the Harlem School for the Arts, the Dance Theater of Harlem, and Boston Conservatory of Music for Dance and Theater. She is the owner of a Victorian tea corner in Providence.
For more information, call (401) 739-5440, x9758. The Library is located at 600 Sandy Lane.
This event is free and open to all.

Tribute to Lady Estelle