14 of 153 portraits by Marcus Adams
by Marcus Adams
bromide print, circa 1939
14 1/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (359 mm x 270 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Princess Margaret (1930-2002), Daughter of George VI; Countess of Snowdon. Sitter associated with 293 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Marcus Adams (1875-1959), Photographer. Artist associated with 153 portraits, Sitter in 33 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Pietro Annigoni: Princess Margaret (13 September 2008 - 8 March 2009)
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Events of 1939back to top
Current affairsBritain goes to war. The German invasion of Poland demonstrated that the policy of appeasement had failed. After refusing to meet Britain's ultimatum to withdraw troops, Britain and France declared war on Germany. The Second World War had begun.
Art and scienceThe Sutton Hoo burial ship is discovered. Apparently following a dream, Mrs Pretty invited the archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate a series of burial mounds on her estate on the banks of the river Deben in Suffolk. The excavation revealed an Anglo-Saxon burial, uncovering the most significant horde of early medieval artefacts found in Britain (now housed at the British Museum).
InternationalThe Second World War begins. Germany's invasion of Poland prompted Britain and France to declare war forming the core of the Allied powers. As part of the Soviet-Nazi Pact, the Soviet Union joined the war on the German side, helping, with Italy, to form the Axis Powers. Poland was soon overpowered and the Baltic Republics and Finland were invaded by the Soviet Union.
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