'Mr Henniker Heaton's Party'
'Mr Henniker Heaton's Party'
by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 28 July 1909
6 1/8 in. x 8 in. (155 mm x 203 mm) image size
Given by House of Commons Library, 1974
Sittersback to top
- Rose (née Bennett), Lady Heaton (died 1920), Wife of Sir John Henniker Heaton, 1st Bt; daughter of Samuel Bennett. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Mrs Dan McKenzie. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Theresa Dorothea (née de Smidt), Lady Ward (1866-1927), Wife of Sir Joseph George Ward, 1st Bt; daughter of Henry Joseph de Smidt. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Alice Seymour Wason (née Bell) (died 1924), Wife of (John) Cathcart Wason; daughter of Edward Bell. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
Artistback to top
- Sir (John) Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer. Artist associated with 1436 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Members’ Entrance to Terrace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1909back to top
Current affairsThe American retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge opens the first British custom-built department store on what was then the 'dead end' of Oxford Street. The revolutionary complex, considered the world's largest at the time, transforms shopping, offering diverse amenities including a post office and a library, and modernises the visual face of retailing through innovative window displays.
Art and scienceThe Frenchman Louis Bleriot becomes the first person to cross the English channel by aeroplane, winning the £1,000 prize offered by the Daily Mail, and greeted by cheering crowds at Dover station. Bleriot's flight also showed that England was, as H.G. Wells put it, from a military point of view 'no longer an inaccessible island'.
In dance, Alexandre Benois becomes the first artistic director of Sergey Diaghilev's innovative Ballets Russes.
InternationalThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is founded in America to campaign for the rights of African Americans. One of the oldest and most influential civil rights movements, it was founded by a diverse group of individuals from mixed backgrounds, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida Wells-Barnett, Henry Moscowitz and William English Walling.
The Selig Polyscope company sets up the first film studio in Los Angeles.
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