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The wedding of Nancy Beaton and Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 3rd Bt

12 of 50 portraits of (Ethel) Margaret Campbell (née Whigham), Duchess of Argyll

The wedding of Nancy Beaton and Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 3rd Bt

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
bromide print, 18 January 1933
6 in. x 7 7/8 in. (152 mm x 200 mm)
Given by IPC Newspapers Limited, 1971
Photographs Collection
NPG x36487

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  • Daily Herald. Artist associated with 146 portraits.
  • James Jarché (1891-1965). Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • NPG x29856: (Ethel) Margaret Campbell (née Whigham), Duchess of Argyll (from same photo shoot)
  • NPG x36481: The wedding of Nancy Beaton and Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 3rd Bt (from same photo shoot)

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  • Owen, Elizabeth, Fashion in Photographs 1920-1940, 1993, p. 105

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Current affairs

Sir Norman Angell is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Angell was recognised for his book, Europe's Optical Illusion (or The Great Illusion) first published in 1910 and updated in 1933, which argued that war between modern powers was futile as neither the looser or victor would gain economically from it.

Art and science

British Art embraces abstraction with the establishment of 'Unit 1', the first group of British Artists dedicated to producing abstract art. The critic Herbert Read formed the group by bringing together the artists Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash and the architect, Wells Coates. The Duveen Wing extension at the National Portrait Gallery is opened by King George V.


The Nazi party comes to power in Germany as part of a coalition government with Hitler as Chancellor. Over the next year, the party consolidated its position through the Enabling Act (allowing them to pass legislation without the support of the coalition), by banning and purging opposition, and by making Hitler Führer in 1934: granting him the combined powers of Chancellor and President.

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