by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1950s
8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (204 mm x 180 mm) image size
Given by Rudolph John Acton, 2003
Sitterback to top
- Frankie Vaughan (Frank Abelson) (1928-1999), Singer and actor. Sitter in 7 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Bob Collins (1924-2002), Photographer. Artist of 220 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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