by Burkett, for Daily Express
vintage contact sheet, 18 February 1961
6 1/8 in. x 8 in. (154 mm x 203 mm) overall
Given by The Gerhart Frankl Memorial Trust, 1989
Sittersback to top
- Lewis John Collins (1905-1982), Church of England clergyman, writer and social reformer. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970), Philosopher, mathematician and social reformer. Sitter in 119 portraits. Identify
- Edith (née Finch), Countess Russell (died 1978), Author; fourth wife of Bertrand Russell; daughter of Edward Bronson Finch. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Ralph Schoenman (1935-), Activist. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- (Guthrie) Michael Scott (1907-1983), Anglican priest and activist. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1961back to top
Current affairsPeter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published internationally, inspiring the founding of the human rights organisation, Amnesty International.
The philosopher and peace activist Bertrand Russell is imprisoned for inciting civil disobedience during a sit down demonstration at the Ministry of Defence and Hyde Park.
The farthing coin - used in Britain for the last 7 centuries - ceases to be legal tender.
Art and scienceRudolf Nureyev defects from the USSR fearing that the KGB would arrest him for being gay and for fraternising with foreigners. After seeking asylum in Paris he set up home in London at the Royal Ballet and began his famous partnership with Margot Fonteyn.
The satirical magazine, Private Eye is first published.
InternationalThe East German government erects the Berlin Wall, ceasing free movement between East and West Berlin. The barrier prevented citizens of Soviet controlled East Germany from crossing the border into West Germany to work, or to defect.
Yuri Gagarin, the soviet cosmonaut, becomes the first man in space orbiting the earth on the 12th April.
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