'Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries'

1 portrait of William Ralph Inge

'Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries', by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge, 1928 - NPG D9626 - Reproduced with permission of Punch Ltd

Reproduced with permission of Punch Ltd

'Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries'

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1928
14 5/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (371 mm x 288 mm)
Given by the Art Fund, 1949
Reference Collection
NPG D9626


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The Representation of the People Act 1928 grants women the same rights to vote as men. Building on reform of 1918, this Act lowered the voting age for women from 30 to 21, and removed the ownership of property requirements.

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Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin. The Scottish scientist's identification of the first antibiotic revolutionised the treatment of infection and is a landmark in medical history. By the Second World War, penicillin was being used to treat wounded soldiers and had a major impact on survival rates of those with infected wounds.

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Stalin announces the Soviet Union's first Five-Year plan of economic development. Based on Lenin's New Economic Policy, the Five-Year Plans aimed to expand the country's economy through rapid centralised industrialisation.

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25 August 2015, 15:08

DORA is a symbolic representation of the Defence of the Realm Act, 1914. Baldwin was a member of the committee reviewing enemy aliens, interned under the Act, one of many sweeping powers brought in during the War. Baldwin was Prime Minister in 1928; a year earlier his administration had passed the 1927 Trade Disputes Act, outlawing general and sympathetic strikes. Partridge is presumably linking the two acts here.

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