We'll start with two images of her with husband #1, William Powell, both of them taken by Warners publicity while Powell was a star there (and married to Lombard). The first shows Carole, visiting the Warners lot (I assume the one in Burbank; by the time Powell joined Warners' roster, few if any films were shot at its old Sunset Boulevard studio), sharing some tea with Bill during a break in production:
This comes from the files of Culver Pictures; there's an "Oct. 14" date listed, but whether that refers to the date of the issue of the magazine or newspaper in which this was published or the date it was taken, it's hard to tell. We do know that it's 8" x 10" and in fair to good condition, according to its seller, Hollywood Paper. You can buy it straight up for $59.95 or make a bid, beginning at $49.95; bids close at 10:36 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday. All the requisite information is at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-WILLIAM-POWELL-HAVE-TEA-FOR-TWO-ON-WARNER-STUDIOS-SET-/320910256842?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab7bdeaca.
Hollywood Paper has the other Powell-Lombard pic as well, showing the couple out in public (at the racetrack, perhaps?):
This is also from Culver Pictures, though we know what it ran in -- Liberty magazine, a popular general-interest publication of the day. (Also note that on both pictures, there was a Culver stamp that featured a zip code, meaning these were kept on file there through at least the mid-1960s.)
It's 8" x 10", in good condition, and can only be bought, for $59.95 (no bidding option here). If interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/WILLIAM-POWELL-CAROLE-LOMBARD-STRUGGLE-TO-KEEP-FROM-SMILING-GREAT-PHOTO-/320910025557?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab7ba6355.
Finally, one of Lombard and Clark Gable -- but taken while Carole was still married to Powell, which of course means it has something to do with the film "No Man Of Her Own":
This shot, from the library scene in the movie, comes from a different seller than the Powell pictures, and it's 7.5" x 9.5" and also a buy-only item ($52.50). You can learn more by going to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLARK-GABLE-AND-CAROLE-LOMBARD-FROM-MOVIE-NO-MAN-OF-HER-OWN-ORIGINAL-PHOTO-/310401894622?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48456508de.
Finally, an announcement: I'll be participating next weekend in the first-ever blogathon devoted to classic Hollywood and horses (so, naturally, it's called the "Horseathon"!). Of course, I'll be contributing a Lombard-based entry (tentatively slated for next Sunday), not hard to do given her fondness for horses. You can find out more at http://myloveofoldhollywood.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-hope-youll-all-sign-up-for-little.html. (A good time to do it as well, especially after I'll Have Another's thrilling repeat rally at the Preakness yesterday.)
In honor of this equine event, I've created a banner: