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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

(1879-1964), Conservative politician; MP for Plymouth Sutton; former wife of R.G. Shaw, and later wife of 2nd Viscount Astor; daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne

Nancy Witcher Astor (née Langhorne), Viscountess Astor

Sitter in 37 portraits
American-born politician; Astor came to England in 1904 and married her second husband Waldorf Astor, whom she succeeded as Conservative MP for the Sutton division of Plymouth in 1919. A champion of women's rights, she was the first woman MP to sit in the House of Commons (1919-45). Despite playing a large part in drawing the Conservative Party's attention towards the need to attract the female electorate, Astor was repeatedly overlooked for a position in Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin's cabinet, and an attempt in 1929 to form a women's party with a number of female Labour politicians was unsuccessful. During the 1930's the Astors' house, Cliveden became the focus of many high-powered political meetings.

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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas - NPG 4542

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Herbert Samuel ('Bert') Thomas
pen and ink, 1940s?
NPG 4542

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(5)

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P490(5)

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x339

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1920
NPG x339

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x125

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by George Charles Beresford
vintage bromide print, 22 December 1920
NPG x125

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Hugh Cecil (Hugh Cecil Saunders) - NPG x8037

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Hugh Cecil (Hugh Cecil Saunders)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x8037

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x67800

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1921
NPG x67800

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18820

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 June 1923
NPG x18820

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18821

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 June 1923
NPG x18821

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x31175

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1935
NPG x31175

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x31176

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1935
NPG x31176

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x31177

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1935
NPG x31177

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x31178

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1935
NPG x31178

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4360

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide copy print, 1937
NPG x4360

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x135437

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1937
NPG x135437

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14014

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1949
NPG x14014

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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 14 March 1906
NPG x193300

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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor; George Bernard Shaw

by ACME Newspictures, Inc.
vintage print, 1931
NPG x194183

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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print on tissue and card mount, 1937
NPG x13692

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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x25987

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