Dame Peggy Ashcroft
Dame Peggy Ashcroft
by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 7 November 1929
7 5/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (194 mm x 144 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft (1907-1991), Actress. Sitter in 43 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sasha (Alexander Stewart) (1892-1953), Photographer. Artist associated with 73 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (7 Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London)
Events of 1929back to top
Current affairsThe first election held under universal suffrage is a victory for Labour. Ramsay Macdonald returned for his second term as Prime Minster, and appointed Margaret Grace Bondfield as the first woman Cabinet Minister.
Art and scienceTwo classic books about the First World War are published: All Quiet on the Western Front, by war veteran, Erich Maria Remarque, tells of the horrors of war and the returning German soldiers' feelings of detachment from civilian life; while Robert Grave's autobiography Goodbye to All That, aimed to describe the author's experiences of the war so that they 'need never be thought about again'.
InternationalThe 24th October 1929 becomes known as Black Thursday when the US Stock Exchange Collapses and millions are lost. The event was the start of the Wall Street Crash, which in turn contributed towards the Great Depression: a major international recession that lasted through most of the 1930s.
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