© William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1950s
7 3/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (197 mm x 154 mm)
Given by the photographer's sister, Susan Morton, 1976
Sitterback to top
- Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976), Photographer. Sitter in 30 portraits, Artist associated with 2147 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976), Photographer. Artist associated with 2147 portraits, Sitter in 30 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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