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James Henry Thomas (1874-1949), Trade unionist and politician; MP and Secretary of State for the Colonies

Sitter associated with 22 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
pencil, 1926 or before
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4564

James Henry Thomas

by Sir David Low
chalk, published 1926
NPG 4564

x162260

James Henry Thomas

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1924
NPG x162260

x182171

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1924

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

x88283

National Cabinet Group

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

x88323

National Cabinet Group

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

x184174

Ramsay MacDonald and his cabinet of 1931

by Press Association Photos
vintage print, 1931
NPG x184174

x151374

James Henry Thomas

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

x151375

James Henry Thomas

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

x151376

James Henry Thomas

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

x151377

James Henry Thomas

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

D33421

James Henry Thomas

by Powys Evans
lithograph, 1926
NPG D33421

D2687

James Henry Thomas

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2687

D9633

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

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

D2638

James Henry Thomas

by Tom Cottrell
cigarette card, 1929
NPG D2638

x87306

James Henry Thomas

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1924
NPG x87306

x162259

James Henry Thomas

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1924
NPG x162259

x197884

'The Labour Cabinet, 1929'

by Barratt's
vintage postcard print, 1929
NPG x197884

x124992

James Henry Thomas

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 November 1930
NPG x124992