Raquel Meller

1 portrait by P. Abers

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Raquel Meller

by P. Abers, printed and published by Cinemagazine Editions, Paris
postcard print, 1926
5 3/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (135 mm x 87 mm) overall
Bequeathed by Patrick O'Connor, 2010
Photographs Collection
NPG x139672

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  • Raquel Meller (1888-1962), Actress and singer. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Current affairs

In response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.

Art and science

A.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's third 'whodunit' novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian Detective.

International

The League of Nations accepts Germany as the sixth permanent member on the council deeming it a 'peace-loving country'. This confidence, however, was short lived with Germany leaving the League with the accession of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.

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