2 of 2 portraits of Alan Aldridge
by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 20 April 1968
15 in. x 12 in. (381 mm x 306 mm) paper size; 12 in. x 9 1/2 in. (305 mm x 241 mm) image size
Given by Lord Snowdon, 2013
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Sitterback to top
- Alan Aldridge (1943-2017), Artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lord Snowdon (1930-2017), Photographer; former husband of Princess Margaret. Artist of 276 portraits, Sitter in 17 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.