John Elliott Burns
9 of 30 portraits of John Elliott Burns
John Elliott Burns
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print, mid 1890s
5 3/4 in. x 4 in. (147 mm x 102 mm) image size
Given by Gabrielle Enthoven, 1925
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Sitterback to top
- John Elliott Burns (1858-1943), Trade unionist and Liberal politician; MP for Battersea. Sitter in 30 portraits.
Artistback to top
- London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company (active 1855-1922). Artist associated with 945 portraits.
Events of 1893back to top
Current affairsKeir Hardie is among the group who formalise the Independent Labour Party, and is elected chairman and party leader at the opening conference. Gladstone continues with his campaign for home rule in Ireland, introducing the Second Home Rule Bill, which is passed by the Commons but vetoed by the Lords.
Art and scienceArt Nouveau becomes a fully established movement in European art and design, after emerging in different countries and across different disciplines at the start of the decade. Key figures include the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, architects Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, and the designer Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau is characterised by the 'whiplash' line, a decorative line which represents graphically the desire to break free from traditional aesthetic constraints.
InternationalGandhi's ejection from a South African train carriage on account of his race is the catalyst for his non-violent activism in leading the struggle for Indian independence from British rule. New Zealand becomes the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. The Chicago World's Fair is visited by more than 200 million people, with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse introducing electrical power to illuminate the fair.
Exhibitions and displays
- Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948
Until 11 December