by Henry Ware Eliot
vintage gelatin silver print, 1926
3 7/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (97 mm x 55 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2003
Artistback to top
- Henry Ware Eliot (1879-1947), Writer and archaeologist; brother of Thomas Stearns ('T.S.') Eliot. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Faber and Gwyer (later Faber and Faber), London)
Events of 1926back to top
Current affairsIn response to wage cuts and increased working hours for coal miners recommended by the Samuel Commission, the Trade Union Council calls a General Strike of workers in the key industries. Although over 1.5 million workers took part, the TUC finally gave in after nine days and called off the strike. The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 made it harder for workers to strike.
Art and scienceA.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The series of popular children's books featured the character Christopher Robin (named after Milne's son) and a cast of animals based on his stuffed-toys including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is published. This was Agatha Christie's first 'whodunnit' story featuring Hecule Poirot, the Belgium Detective.