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Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield

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- set matching 'Sidney and Beatrice Webb Family Album'

Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield, possibly by Sport & General Press Agency Ltd, 14 April 1930 - NPG P1292(64) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield

possibly by Sport & General Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 14 April 1930
8 1/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (205 mm x 155 mm) image size
Purchased, 2007
Primary Collection
NPG P1292(64)

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  • Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield (1859-1947), Politician; MP for Seaham, social reformer, economist and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Sitter in 90 portraits.

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Current affairs

Amy Johnson is the first woman to fly solo to Australia. She flew the 11,000 miles from Croydon to Darwin in a De Havilland Gipsy Moth named Jason and won the Harmon Trophy as well as a CBE for her achievement. She went on to break a number of other flying records, and died while serving in the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941.

Art and science

Noel Coward's play, Private Lives is first performed. The original run starred Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier as well as Coward himself. Private Lives became Coward's most enduringly successful play.

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Gandhi leads the Salt March. The march to the coast was a direct protest against the British monopoly on the sale of salt and inspired hordes of Indians to follow him and adopt his methods of Satyagraha (non-violent resistance to the British rule of India).
Stalin orders the 'liquidation of the kulaks (wealthy farmers) as a class' in a violent attempt to centralise control of agriculture and collectivise farming.

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