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Ishbel MacDonald

(1903-1982), Political hostess and local politician; daughter of (James) Ramsay MacDonald

Ishbel Allan Peterkin (née MacDonald, later Ridgley)

Sitter in 7 portraits
Ishbel MacDonald's mother Margaret MacDonald died in 1911. When her father became Prime Minister in 1924, he decided that Ishbel should take the role of his hostess at 10 Downing Street. This turned out to be a permanent role; she acted as his official hostess through his three terms of office and his years in opposition until he died in 1937.

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Ishbel MacDonald, by Winifred Cécile Dongworth - NPG 5035

Ishbel MacDonald

by Winifred Cécile Dongworth
watercolour on ivory, 1924
NPG 5035

Lillian Ward; Ramsay MacDonald; Ishbel MacDonald, by P & A Photos - NPG x139625

Lillian Ward; Ramsay MacDonald; Ishbel MacDonald

by P & A Photos
bromide press print, October 1929
NPG x139625

Ishbel MacDonald; Ramsay MacDonald, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198423

Ishbel MacDonald; Ramsay MacDonald

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1929
NPG x198423

Ishbel MacDonald; Ramsay MacDonald; Sir Arthur Henry Rostron, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198499

Ishbel MacDonald; Ramsay MacDonald; Sir Arthur Henry Rostron

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1929
NPG x198499

Ishbel MacDonald, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x22272

Ishbel MacDonald

by Hay Wrightson
bromide print, early 1930s
NPG x22272

Ishbel MacDonald, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196382

Ishbel MacDonald

published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1930
NPG x196382

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