'T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of York with the little Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI)

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'T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of York with the little Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1926 (2 December 1926)
3 5/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (92 mm x 141 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Photographs Collection
NPG x193262

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Artistsback to top

  • Marcus Adams (1875-1959), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 154 portraits, Sitter in 33 portraits.
  • Raphael Tuck & Sons (active 1866-1959), Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 263 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG P140(8): Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI (source portrait)

Events of 1926back to top

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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