by Harry John Kempsell, for French and Co
blue-toned photogravure postcard, 1901
5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (138 mm x 89 mm)
Given by Terence Pepper, 1976
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- Rolley, Katrina; Aish, Caroline, Fashion in Photographs 1900-1920, 1992, p. 45
Events of 1901back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria dies on 23 January. She is succeeded to the throne by her son, Prince Edward, aged 60, who reigned until his death in 1910. The census results of this year show the huge changes that took place in Britain during her reign, revealing that the population of Britain had doubled in the past 50 years, to 38 million.
Art and scienceThe start of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period, in which he produces a series of paintings dominated by the colour blue and melancholic mood. Significantly, the period marks the transition in Picasso's style from classicism to abstract art.
Beatrix Potter privately publishes The Tale of Peter Rabbit after it is rejected by six publishers.