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'The Wedding of Julian Morrell and Victor Goodman'

11 of 15 portraits of Winifred Anna (née Dallas-Yorke), Duchess of Portland

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'The Wedding of Julian Morrell and Victor Goodman'

by Unknown photographer
matte bromide print, 24 January 1928
4 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (108 mm x 87 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax142921

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  • Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell. Sitter associated with 600 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 1716 portraits. Identify
  • Philip Edward Morrell (1870-1943), Politician; husband of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Sitter associated with 191 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 339 portraits. Identify
  • Winifred Anna (née Dallas-Yorke), Duchess of Portland (1863-1954), Philanthropist, animal rights campaigner and first President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Sitter in 15 portraits. Identify

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Current affairs

The Representation of the People Act 1928 grants women the same rights to vote as men. Building on reform of 1918, this Act lowered the voting age for women from 30 to 21, and removed the ownership of property requirements.

Art and science

Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin. The Scottish scientist's identification of the first antibiotic revolutionised the treatment of infection and is a landmark in medical history. By the Second World War, penicillin was being used to treat wounded soldiers and had a major impact on survival rates of those with infected wounds.

International

Stalin announces the Soviet Union's first Five-Year plan of economic development. Based on Lenin's New Economic Policy, the Five-Year Plans aimed to expand the country's economy through rapid centralised industrialisation.

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