The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a buxom, matronly singer hitting a high note in the Albert Hall. Her voice is so loud (or bad?!) that chairs have fallen over and the audience can be seen disappearing through the exit doors. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander. His efficient, bold style depicting social faux-pas was ground breaking for its time and his work is a brilliant reflection of the period
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The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas)
XOS1127595 The Dance Class, 1873-74 (oil on canvas) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 83.5x77.2 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Class conducted by Jules Perrot, a famous ballet master. The imaginary scene is set in a rehearsal room in the old Paris OpA©ra); French, out of copyright
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Harriet Slater, MP for Stoke, addressing a Women's Co - Op Meeting
Harriet Slater, MP for Stoke, addressing a Women's Co - Op Meeting.
Harriet Slater CBE (nee Evans; 1903 to 12 October 1976) was a British Labour and Co-operative politician.
Educated at Hanley High School and Dudley Teachers Training College, Slater was National Organiser for the Cooperative Party from 1942 to 1953, and a local councillor in Stoke-on-Trent from 1933 to 1965.
She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stoke-on-Trent North at a by-election in 1953, and served until her retirement at the 1966 general election. From 1964 to 1966, she was a Government whip, the first woman to become one, with the formal title of Lord of the Treasury
Picture taken 16th November 1955