George Augustus Sala
6 of 17 portraits of George Augustus Sala
George Augustus Sala
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
3 5/8 in. x 2 3/8 in. (91 mm x 61 mm) image size
Given by an anonymous donor, 1939
Sitterback to top
- George Augustus Sala (1828-1895), Journalist. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company (active 1854-1922), Photographers. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- George Augustus Sala (28 September 2007 - 13 January 2008)
Events of 1860back to top
Current affairsAn early feminist movement, The Society for Promoting the Employment of Women is founded by Adelaide Anne Proctor, Emily Faithfull, Helen Blackburn, Bessie Parks, Emily Davies, Barbara Bodichon, and Jessie Boucherett.
The Florence Nightingale Training School for Nurses opens at St Thomas's Hospital, in London, funded from the testimonial fund collected for Nightingale following her war services, and helping to establish nursing as a profession.
Art and scienceWilliam Morris and new wife Jane Burden move into the Red House, near Bexleyheath, Kent. The house, designed by Philip Webb, represents Morris's principle in interior design, that no object should be in a house that is not beautiful.
Ford Madox Brown paints The Last of England, showing a boat of emigrants leaving England under desperate circumstances, inspired by the emigration of the Pre-Raphaelite Thomas Woolner to Australia in 1852.
InternationalItalian unification continues as the Treaty of Turin brings much of Northern Italy under nationalist leader Cavour's control, who cedes Savoy and Nice to France. Garibaldi siezes the opportunity to invade Marsala in Sicily with his army of 1,000 redshirts, proclaiming himself dictator in the name of Victor Emmanuel II.
Republican Abraham Lincoln becomes President of the US, with only 39% of the popular vote.
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