1 portrait of Francis Ventris
half-plate nitrate negative, 15 December 1927
Given by Pinewood Studios via Victoria and Albert Museum, 1989
Artistback to top
- Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) (founded 1880), Photographers. Artist associated with 6908 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Sussex (sitter's home, 1 Saxon Mansions, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex)
Events of 1927back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
Art and scienceThe BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'
InternationalStalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.
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