Margaret Morris

© Estate of Fred Daniels / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Margaret Morris

by Fred Daniels
vintage bromide print, 1924
15 1/2 in. x 11 5/8 in. (395 mm x 295 mm)
Purchased, 1988
Primary Collection
NPG P392

On display in Room 25 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery

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  • Margaret Morris (1891-1980), Dancer, teacher, choreographer and painter; wife of Scottish artist John Duncan Fergusson. Sitter in 27 portraits.

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  • Fred Daniels (1892-1959), Film stills photographer. Artist or producer of 88 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The photographer and sitter probably met at a summer school in Cap D'Antibes. Daniels became official photographer to the Margaret Morris Movement.

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Current affairs

After narrowly winning the general election the previous year, Stanley Baldwin calls a vote of confidence at the opening of the new session of Parliament and is defeated. George V invited James Ramsay Macdonald to form a minority Labour government, making him the first Labour Prime Minister.

Art and science

Eric Liddell wins the gold medal at the Olympic games, breaking the record for running the 400 metres in 47.6 seconds. The distance was not in fact his strongest event, but he refused to run the 100 metres because the heats were held on the Sabbath. His story is told in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.


After three strokes and several years of illness Lenin dies. Three days later the city of Petrograd is renamed Leningrad in his honour. On coming to power Stalin began the policy of 'socialism in one country' abandoning the traditional hope for international proletarian revolution in order to strengthen Russia internally and independently.

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