16 of 51 portraits of (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx
by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, September 1945
5 5/8 in. x 4 in. (142 mm x 101 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx (1916-1995), Prime Minister. Sitter in 51 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18524 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Events of 1945back to top
Current affairsDespite Churchill's popularity during, and indeed after, the War, Clement Attlee wins a landslide Labour victory in the general election. Labour's success was due to its promise of a better society through the Welfare state, and was demonstrative of the public's desire for a new and better post-War society.
Art and scienceNoel Coward's Brief Encounter is released. The film, based on Coward's play, Still Life, is about the love affair between two married people who meet at a railway station. Conscious of the risk of being caught the couple decide to break off their relationship to protect their marriages.
George Orwell publishes his satirical novel Animal Farm, as an allegorical critique of Soviet Totalitarianism.