Helen Barry

1 portrait on display in Room 22 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Helen Barry

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
4 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (104 mm x 63 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Photographs Collection
NPG x197487

On display in Room 22 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery

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  • Helen Barry (1840-1904), Actress; former wife of Joseph Brandon and of Alexander Rolls, and later wife of Harry George Bolam. Sitter in 10 portraits.

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Current affairs

The public entertainment centre Alexandra Palace, designed by architect Owen Jones (associated with the Crystal Palace) and built between Wood Green and Muswell Hill in North London, burns down within sixteen days of opening. Named after Alexandra of Denmark, married to Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, the palace was quickly rebuilt, and has since been used as a transmission centre for the BBC, and as a musical entertainment venue.

Art and science

Edith Coleridge edits her late mother Sara Coleridge's Memoir and Letters. Sara, the daughter of the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was an author, translator and editor of her father's works.

International

Inspired by prospectors' demands for better quality trousers during the 1850s Gold Rush, Levi Strauss develops a trouser made with twilled cotton cloth from France called 'serge de Nimes', later known as denim. This year, he patents the process of putting rivets in the trousers for strength, introducing 'blue jeans' to the world.

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