by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
9 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (243 mm x 192 mm)
Given by Paul Tanqueray, 1974
Sitterback to top
- Nancy Elizabeth Louise Hardy (née Beaton), Lady Smiley (1909-1999), Wife of Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 3rd Bt; sister of Cecil Beaton. Sitter in 27 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer. Artist associated with 186 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1928back to top
Current affairsThe Representation of the People Act 1928 grants women the same rights to vote as men. Building on reform of 1918, this Act lowered the voting age for women from 30 to 21, and removed the ownership of property requirements.
Art and scienceAlexander Fleming discovers penicillin. The Scottish scientist's identification of the first antibiotic revolutionised the treatment of infection and is a landmark in medical history. By the Second World War, penicillin was being used to treat wounded soldiers and had a major impact on survival rates of those with infected wounds.
InternationalStalin announces the Soviet Union's first Five-Year plan of economic development. Based on Lenin's New Economic Policy, the Five-Year Plans aimed to expand the country's economy through rapid centralised industrialisation.
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