6 of 8 portraits of Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
by Bain News Service
bromide press print, 1915-1918
6 1/8 in. x 4 in. (154 mm x 101 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sitterback to top
- Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence (1867-1954), Suffragette; treasurer of the Women's Social and Politicial Union. Sitter in 8 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Bain News Service (1898-1930s), Photographers. Artist associated with 27 portraits.
Events of 1915back to top
Current affairsThe Times Newspaper reports that Britain's Army is suffering from a lack of Ammunition Shells, pointing the finger of blame at the Liberal government. The Shell Scandal forced Asquith to form a new coalition government, bringing Conservatives into the cabinet and demonstrating the need to gear the whole country's economy towards the war effort.
Art and scienceAs the threat from aerial attack increased, the decision was made to protect the national art collections by storing them in basements or in locations outside London. On 15th October the National Portrait Gallery under the directorship of Sir Charles John Holmes closed its doors to the public and removed paintings from the walls.
InternationalStalemate ensues on the Western Front and trench warfare begins as both sides take up defensive positions. While offensive strategies become futile, serious loss of life occurs with the first deployment of tanks and the use of poison gas.
Albert Einstein publishes his General Theory of Relativity, a model of gravitation and cosmology.
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