Lilah Assanti (née O'Brien)

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Lilah Assanti (née O'Brien)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 30 January 1922
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x37372

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  • Lilah Assanti (née O'Brien) (1884-1968), Former wife of Hon. Coulson Churchill Fellowes, and later wife of Nobile Riccardo Assanti; daughter of 14th Baron Inchiquin. Sitter in 3 portraits.

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  • Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 42746 portraits.

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Current affairs

The British Broadcasting Company (later British Broadcasting Corporation) is established to experiment with radio broadcasting. It is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, providing radio, television and Internet services to the public in Britain and across the world.

Art and science

1922 is a key year for modernist literature with the publication of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land. Both broke new ground with Ulysses (loosely based on Homer's Odyssey) introducing the 'stream of consciousness' narrative technique, and The Waste Land experimenting with multiple voices and a patchwork of literary, historic, mythological and personal allusions.

International

The Soviet Union is formed under Joseph Stalin who takes power after Lenin suffers a debilitating stroke.
In an attempt to avoid civil war, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy invites Benito Mussolini to form a new government following the Fascist Party's March on Rome.

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