Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries

1 portrait of Reginald McKenna

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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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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