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Choose from 79 pictures in our Significant collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The General Strike - incidents of the Strike 1926 Featured Print

The General Strike - incidents of the Strike 1926

The arrest of a woman (between two policemen in centre foreground) at Hammersmith Broadway in West London during the General Strike. Though largely peaceful, there still were some significant disturbances during the strike. In support of a strike by coal miners over the issue of threatened wage cuts, the Trades Union Congress called a General Strike in early May 1926. The strike only involved certain key industrial sectors (docks, electricity, gas, railways) but, in the face of well-organised government emergency measures and lack of real public support, it collapsed after nine days
1926

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Sketch for View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow) Featured Print

Sketch for View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow)

3469000 Sketch for View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow), 1836 (oil and pencil on composition board) by Cole, Thomas (1801-1848); 14x23.8 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Connecticut River near Northampton, "a union of the picturesque, the sublime, and the magnificent."
Cole has shown himself in the middle distance, perched on a promontory painting the Oxbow - an American producing American art, in communion with American scenery. ); American, out of copyright

© Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA / Bridgeman Images

Ernest Bevin Featured Print

Ernest Bevin

Portrait of Ernest Bevin (1881-1951). Bevin joined the Dockers Union and by the age of 30 was one of its paid officials. When Ben Tillett and Harry Gosling formed the National Transport Workers Federation (NTWF) Bevin was elected to its executive. By 1921 over 32 separate unions had joined together to form the Transport & General Workers Union (TGWU). Bevin was elected general secretary, a post he was to hold for the next nineteen years. He was also a member of the General Council of the Trade Union Congress between 1925 and 1940. Considered to be a moderate by more militant trade unionists, Bevin was opposed to the forming of the Triple Alliance with the miners and railwaymen and played an important role in negotiating the TGWU's withdrawal from the General Strike in 1926. In May 1940 Winston Churchill invited Bevin to become Minister of Labour in his coalition government. The following month Bevin won a by-election at Wandsworth and joined the House of Commons. Bevin successfully achieved mobilization of Britain's workforce and became one of the most significant members of Churchill's war cabinet. When the Labour Party won a landslide victory in the 1945 General Election, Clement Attlee appointed Bevin as his Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Bevin, who held strong anti-communist views, played an important role in the acceptance of the Marshall Plan, the creation of of NATO and Britain's decision to develop nuclear weapons

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