1 of 2 portraits of Kathleen Biggar
by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on velvet card mount, circa 1968
14 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (368 mm x 297 mm) image size
Given by Madame Yevonde, 1971
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Artistback to top
- Madame Yevonde (1893-1975), Photographer. Artist associated with 320 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.