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James Henry Thomas

(1874-1949), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Derby and Secretary of State for the Colonies

Sitter associated with 23 portraits
Born in South Wales, Thomas started work at fifteen as a railway engine cleaner. An active trade unionist, he was elected as Labour MP for Derby in 1910 and came to prominence during the national railway strike of 1911. He served as TUC chairman, 1919-20, and held cabinet posts in the Labour governments of the 1920s. He was expelled from the Labour Party in 1931 after he joined the National Coalition Government.

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James Henry Thomas, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(362)

James Henry Thomas

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1926 or before
NPG 4529(362)

James Henry Thomas, by Sir David Low - NPG 4564

James Henry Thomas

by Sir David Low
chalk, published 1926
NPG 4564

James Henry Thomas, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x87306

James Henry Thomas

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1924
NPG x87306

James Henry Thomas, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x162260

James Henry Thomas

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1924
NPG x162260

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1924, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x182171

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1924

by Elliott & Fry
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1924
NPG x182171

'The Labour Cabinet, 1929', by Barratt's - NPG x197884

'The Labour Cabinet, 1929'

by Barratt's
bromide postcard print, 1929
NPG x197884

James Henry Thomas, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196399

James Henry Thomas

published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1930
NPG x196399

National Cabinet Group, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88283

National Cabinet Group

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 31 August 1931
NPG x88283

National Cabinet Group, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88323

National Cabinet Group

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 31 August 1931
NPG x88323

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1931, by Press Association Photos - NPG x184174

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1931

by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, 1931
NPG x184174

James Henry Thomas, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185649

James Henry Thomas

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1934
NPG x185649

James Henry Thomas, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151374

James Henry Thomas

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1935
NPG x151374

James Henry Thomas, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151375

James Henry Thomas

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1935
NPG x151375

James Henry Thomas, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151376

James Henry Thomas

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1935
NPG x151376

James Henry Thomas, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x151377

James Henry Thomas

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1935
NPG x151377

James Henry Thomas, by Powys Evans - NPG D33421

James Henry Thomas

by Powys Evans
lithograph, 1926
NPG D33421

James Henry Thomas, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2687

James Henry Thomas

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2687

The Westminster Follies: Second Edition. New Turns! New Dresses!, by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge - NPG D9633

The Westminster Follies: Second Edition. New Turns! New Dresses!

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1926
NPG D9633

James Henry Thomas, by Tom Cottrell - NPG D2638

James Henry Thomas

by Tom Cottrell
chromolithographic cigarette card, 1929
NPG D2638

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