Oxford rowing crew, 1926
1 of 2 portraits of Sir James Herbert Croft, 11th Bt
Oxford rowing crew, 1926
by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
bromide postcard print, 1926
3 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (87 mm x 138 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper
Artistback to top
- Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) (1862-1939), Photographer. Artist associated with 94 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- J.B. Collins, Amateur rower. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- G.H. Crawford, Amateur rower. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir James Herbert Croft, 11th Bt (1907-1941), Amateur rower. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Edward Cecil Theodore Edwards (1905-1940), Amateur rower and pilot; brother of Hugh Robert Edwards. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Hugh Robert Arthur ('Jumbo') Edwards (1906-1972), Rower; Olympian, rowing coach and pilot; brother of Edward Cecil Theodore Edwards. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Patrick Wyndham Murray-Threipland (1904-1957), Amateur rower. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- C.E. Pitman, Amateur rower. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Rathbone, Amateur rower. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- T.W. Shaw, Amateur rower. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir (James) Douglas Wishart Thomson, 2nd Bt (1905-1972), Politician; MP for Aberdeen South and amateur rower. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn 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 scienceA.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.
InternationalThe 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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