2 of 13 portraits of Stella Gibbons
by Yvonne Gregory
bromide postcard print, 1940s
5 3/8in. x 3 3/8in. (137 mm x 85 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Stella Dorothea Gibbons (later Webb) (1902-1989), Novelist and poet. Sitter in 13 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Yvonne Gregory (1889-1970), Photographer; wife of Bertram Park. Artist associated with 110 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 43 Dover Street, London)
Events of 1940back to top
Current affairsFollowing the German invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Neville Chamberlain resigns and Churchill is appointed Prime Minister making the famous speech: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.'
The Battle of Britain ends the Phoney War with Germany's attack on the nation from the air. Britain's cities, airbases and ports are bombed during the Blitz.