Maud Sophia Levett
28 of 29 portraits matching these criteria:
- place 'Staffordshire'
Maud Sophia Levett
whole-plate film negative, 8 June 1926
Given by Pinewood Studios via Victoria and Albert Museum, 1989
Sitterback to top
- Maud Sophia Levett (1866-1947), Writer; wife of William Swinnerton Byrd Levett. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) (active 1880-1962), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 6907 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire (sitter's home, Milford Hall, Milford, Staffordshire)
Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.
Art and scienceA.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's third 'whodunit' novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian Detective.
InternationalThe League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.
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