1 portrait of Gertrude Lawrence
© estate of Bertram Park / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Bertram Park
chlorobromide print, 1928
8 7/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (227 mm x 156 mm) image size
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Artistback to top
- Bertram Park (1883-1972), Photographer. Artist associated with 98 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Park was a founder member of the London Salon of Photography in 1910, before setting up studios on 43 Dover Street, London with his wife Yvonne Gregory and photographer Marcus Adams in 1919. An alternative pose was reproduced in Vogue (6 June 1928) and this portrait was used to advertise Lux toilet soap in Theatre Magazine in September 1929.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Photograph of the Month: July 2012 (2 July 2012 - 31 July 2012)
Events of 1928back to top
Current affairsThe Representation of the People Act 1928 grants women the same rights to vote as men. Building on reform of 1918, this Act lowered the voting age for women from 30 to 21, and removed the ownership of property requirements.
Art and scienceAlexander Fleming discovers penicillin. The Scottish scientist's identification of the first antibiotic revolutionised the treatment of infection and is a landmark in medical history. By the Second World War, penicillin was being used to treat wounded soldiers and had a major impact on survival rates of those with infected wounds.
InternationalStalin announces the Soviet Union's first Five-Year plan of economic development. Based on Lenin's New Economic Policy, the Five-Year Plans aimed to expand the country's economy through rapid centralised industrialisation.
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