3 of 9 portraits of Dorothy Sayers
by Howard Coster
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1938
6 3/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (163 mm x 164 mm) overall
Given by the estate of Howard Coster, 1959
Artistback to top
- Howard Coster (1885-1959), Photographer. Artist associated with 9349 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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Events of 1938back to top
Current affairsBritain pursues its policy of appeasement. At the Munich Agreement, Britain, France and Italy agreed to allow Hitler to seize the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia. The agreement was seen at the time as a triumph for peace, with Neville Chamberlain returning home brandishing the paper agreement and saying 'peace for our time.' Within six months Germany had occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia.
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Glasgow hosts the Empire Exhibition; an £11 million celebration of the British Empire visited by 13 million people.