© Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, June 1957
14 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (366 mm x 300 mm)
Given by Mark Gerson, 1996
Artistback to top
- Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Artist associated with 276 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, Marble Arch, London)
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.