2 of 9 portraits of E.M. Delafield
by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1930s
6 1/4in. x 4 1/4in. (153 mm x 108 mm)
Given by the estate of Howard Coster, 1978
Sitterback to top
- E.M. Delafield (Edmée Elizabeth Monica Dashwood (née de la Pasture)) (1890-1943), Novelist; wife of Paul Dashwood; daughter of Lord and Lady Clifford. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Howard Coster (1885-1959), Photographer. Artist associated with 9350 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Events of 1930back to top
Current affairsAmy 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 scienceNoel 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.
InternationalGandhi 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.