Amélie of Orléans
1 portrait of Amélie of Orléans
Amélie of Orléans
by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print, 1907 or before
5 3/8 in. x 4 in. (138 mm x 103 mm) image size
Given by Martin Plaut, 2012
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- Amélie Marie ('Maria Amélia') Louise Hélène of Orléans, Queen of Portugal (1865-1951), Queen consort of Carlos I, King of Portugal. Sitter in 11 portraits.
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Current affairsRobert Baden Powell, a former lieutenant-general in the British Army, forms the Boy Scout Movement after holding a camp on Brownsea Island for a group of twenty-two boys of mixed social background. Baden Powell was inspired after finding that his 1903 military training manual Aids to Scouting had become a bestseller, and was being used by teachers and youth workers. The Scout movement has become a Worldwide phenomenon, with over 38 million members in 216 countries.
Art and scienceThe poet, author and critic Edmund Gosse publishes his autobiography Father and Son, an account of his relationship with his devout Christian father, the zoologist Phillip Gosse. Edmund's detailing of his loss of faith is a reflection on the Victorian age itself. Anna Pavlova first dances The Dying Swan, choreographed by Michel Fokine to music by Camille Saint-Saens, at a charity performance.
InternationalAmerica is gripped by a financial crisis as a collapse of trust companies causes panic amongst shareholders. Aged twenty, the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century architecture, designs his first house at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.
Exhibitions and displays
- Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs
Until 5 June
- Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855
Until 14 August