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'The Labour Group in the House of Commons, Photographed Feb. 13th 1906 on the Terrace'

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'The Labour Group in the House of Commons, Photographed Feb. 13th 1906 on the Terrace', probably after Charles Henry Park, 1906 (13 February 1906) - NPG x193150 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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'The Labour Group in the House of Commons, Photographed Feb. 13th 1906 on the Terrace'

probably after Charles Henry Park
halftone postcard print, 1906 (13 February 1906)
3 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. (88 mm x 138 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Photographs Collection
NPG x193150

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  • George Nicoll Barnes (1859-1940), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Glasgow. Sitter in 13 portraits.
  • Charles William Bowerman (1851-1947), Trade unionist and politician. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
  • John Robert ('J.R.') Clynes (1869-1949), Politician; Home Secretary and Trade unionist. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
  • William ('Will') Crooks (1852-1921), Trade unionist, member of the Fabian Society and Labour politician; MP for Woolwich. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
  • Charles Duncan (1865-1933), Labour politician; MP for Barrow-in-Furness and Clay Cross Division of Derbyshire. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
  • Alfred Henry Gill (1856-1914), Trade union leader and politician. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Thomas Glover (1852-1913), Miner and Labour politician; MP for St Helen's. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • (James) Keir Hardie (né James Kerr) (1856-1915), Socialist leader and founder of the Labour Party. Sitter in 22 portraits.
  • Arthur Henderson (1863-1935), Politician, leader of the Labour Party, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and iron moulder. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
  • John Hodge (1855-1937), Politician, first Minister of Labour and Founder and President of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
  • Walter Hudson (1852-1935), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Newcastle. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • John Hogan Jenkins (1852-1936), Welsh trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Chatham. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Frederick William Jowett (1864-1944), Socialist and politician. Sitter associated with 8 portraits.
  • George Davy Kelley (1848-1911), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Manchester South West. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • (James) Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 67 portraits.
  • John Thomas Macpherson (1872-1921), Politician; MP for Preston. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Sir James O'Grady (1866-1934), Trade unionist and politician. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • James Parker (1863-1948), Labour Politician; MP for Halifax and Cannock Division of Staffordshire. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Thomas Frederick Richards (1863-1942), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Wolverhampton West. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • George Henry Roberts (1869-1928), Labour Politician; Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
  • James Andrew Seddon (1868-1939), Labour politician. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Sir David James Shackleton (1863-1938), Reformer and politician; Chair of the Labour party and MP for Clitheroe. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden (1864-1937), Statesman; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 35 portraits.
  • Thomas Summerbell (1861-1910), Politician; MP for Sunderland. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • William James ('Will') Thorne (1857-1946), Politician and trade unionist. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • Stephen Walsh (1859-1929), Politician; Secretary of State. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • George James Wardle (1865-1947), Politician and editor of 'Railway Review'. Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
  • Alexander Wilkie (1850-1928), Politician; MP for Dundee. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • William Tyson Wilson (1855-1921), Labour politician; MP for West Houghton Division of Lancashire. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

The Liberals, led by Henry Campbell-Bannerman under a promise of reform, win a landslide victory in the general election. Electors vote to end two decades dominated by Conservative rule, with disaffection mounting over the conflict in South Africa and party division over education and tariff reform. The LRC continue to grow as a political force, winning 29 seats and changing their name later this year to the Labour Party.

Art and science

Ralph Vaughan Williams edits The English Hymnal, a collection of the best in English-language hymns. Published by the Church of England, it became one of the most popular and influential hymn books in the world.
Antoni Gaudí completes his rebuilding of the Casa Batllo in Barcelona. Known locally as the 'casa dels ossos', or 'House of Bones', the building is striking for its use of curved stonework, oval windows and intricate tracery.

International

San Francisco is devastated by an earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, leading to the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in Californian history. The impact itself and resulting fire lead to the death of over 3,000 people, and over half of the city's 400,000 population were left homeless. Although still a major city, the earthquake directs trade, industry and population south to Los Angeles.

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