15 of 33 portraits of Jennie Lee
by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1968
14 7/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (378 mm x 300 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Janet ('Jennie') Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge (1904-1988), Labour politician; MP for Cannock and North Lanarkshire and Minister for the Arts; wife of Aneurin Bevan. Sitter in 33 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski (1921-2008), Photographer. Artist of 104 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.