2 of 6 portraits of Lida Ascher
by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
Bequeathed by the estate of Francis Goodman, 1989
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Sitterback to top
- Lida Ascher (1910-1983), Textile designer; wife of Zika Ascher. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Francis Goodman (1913-1989), Photographer. Artist of 1304 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
Events of 1940back to top
Current affairsFollowing the German invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Neville Chamberlain resigns and Churchill is appointed Prime Minister making the famous speech: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.'
The Battle of Britain ends the Phoney War with Germany's attack on the nation from the air. Britain's cities, airbases and ports are bombed during the Blitz.