by W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1906
5 3/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (136 mm x 85 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sitterback to top
- Gabrielle Ray (Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cook) (1883-1973), Actress and dancer. Sitter in 204 portraits.
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Events of 1906back to top
Current affairsThe 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 scienceRalph 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.