by James Craig Annan
chlorobromide print, 1923
5 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (137 mm x 99 mm)
Purchased with help from the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2007
Artistback to top
- James Craig Annan (1864-1946), Photographer. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
When Conrad visited the United States in 1923, he was one of the most famous living authors writing in the English language. When he arrived, he was confronted by press photographers: 'to be aimed at by forty cameras held by forty men that look as if they came in droves is a nerve-shattering experience'. Annan is one of the great artist-photographers of the early twentieth century.
Events of 1923back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.
InternationalHitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.
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