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Princess White Deer (Esther Louise Georgette Deer)

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Princess White Deer (Esther Louise Georgette Deer), by E.O. Hoppé, 1921 - NPG Ax132949 - © 2018 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.

© 2018 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.

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Princess White Deer (Esther Louise Georgette Deer)

by E.O. Hoppé
photogravure, 1921
7 1/2 in. x 5 1/8 in. (191 mm x 131 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax132949

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  • Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer. Artist associated with 185 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Current affairs

Marie Stopes, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer of family planning, opens her first clinic in London, offering a free service to married women. While Stopes's forthright and open-minded attitudes have helped to change opinion about family planning and sex, her opinions on eugenics have been criticised and are now out-of-step with current thinking.

Art and science

British-born star of Hollywood Charlie Chaplin visits London where he is greeted by thousands. In 1921 Chaplain made his film, The Kid, which told the story of a tramp who finds an abandoned baby in an alley and decides to look after him. The portrayal of poverty in the film drew on Chaplain's own experiences of growing up in a working class family in London.


The Anglo-Irish Treaty partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State (later the Republic of Ireland) and Northern Ireland. The Irish Free State was granted independence, while six of the Northern counties of Ulster decided to remain part of Britain. The treaty came into effect in 1922.

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Manifest Destiny

23 December 2015, 21:38

Esther Louise Georgette Deer was of genuine Native American descent and, from a young age, performed as 'Princess White Deer' as part of a family stage act entitled: The Famous Deer Brothers which toured the United States, Europe and South Africa. During the First World War, Esther Deer performed as part of the Ziegfeld Follies in New York. In choreography, costume and music, Esther Deer's performances such as 'Dance to the Great Spirit' and 'Hitchi Koo' playfully interpreted contemporary Western ideas of ethnicity, but she performed the part of modernist and flapper equally well. Deer was also involved in lobbying for the recognition of the rights for Native American Indians in the USA.

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