8 of 22 portraits of Keir Hardie
by Arthur Clegg Weston
bromide cabinet card, circa 1892
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. (166 mm x 108 mm) overall
Given by Arthur Myers Smith, 1926
Sitterback to top
- (James) Keir Hardie (né James Kerr) (1856-1915), Socialist leader and founder of the Labour Party. Sitter in 22 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- 100 Fashion Icons, p. 83
- Levitt, Sarah, Fashion in Photographs 1880-1900, 1991, p. 92
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 84 Newgate Street, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Keir Hardie: Radical, Socialist, Feminist (From 2 June 2015)
Events of 1892back to top
Current affairsGladstone's fourth and final term as Prime Minister begins, and is again dominated by the issue of Home Rule as he attempts to push through the third Home Rule Bill.
The first Indian MP, Dadabhai Naoroji wins the seat for Finsbury Central, and Keir Hardie becomes the first MP for the Independent Labour Party, winning the seat for West Ham.
Art and scienceWilliam Butler Yeats forms the National Literary Society in Dublin, and also publishes The Countess Cathleen, a short play and his first contribution to Irish poetic drama.
Rudolf Diesel is issued a patent for his internal combustion engine; Diesel's engine eventually replaces steam power.
The Nutcracker, based upon a story by E. T. A. Hoffman, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky has its premier in St Petersburg.
InternationalFifteen year old Annie Moore, from Ireland, is the first person to enter the United States through Ellis Island, newly opened as the point of reception for all new immigrants. Between 1892-1924, more than twenty million immigrants passed through Ellis Island.
The Falkland Islands, east of the South American mainland, become a British colony.
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