by Gilbert Adams
bromide print, 1950s
8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (204 mm x 155 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Henry Mayo ('H.M.') Bateman (1887-1970), Artist and cartoonist. Sitter in 18 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Gilbert Adams (1906-1996), Photographer and artist. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter associated with 11 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Adams, Park and Gregory: Photographs 1910s - 1950s (5 March 2009 - 25 October 2009)
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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