Sir Robert Mayer
15 of 18 portraits of Sir Robert Mayer
Sir Robert Mayer
by Walter Bird
bromide print, 22 May 1967
8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (204 mm x 155 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Sir Robert Mayer (1879-1985), Businessman; founder of the Robert Mayer Children's Concerts. Sitter in 18 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Walter Bird (1903-1969), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 1429 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
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