Tag Archives: Great Britain

1977: Jayaben Desai

Graham Wood: Jayaben Desai (1977) Desai lead the 1977 strike at the Grunwick photo-processing factory in Willesden, London. The workers, predominantly Asian women, not only struck for union recognition, but challenged the stereotype of being silent and subservient. They were … Continue reading

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1820: Thirlmere

John Glover: Thirlmere (c. 1820)

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1910: Dorset

Harry van der Weyden: Cliff End, Studland, Dorset (1909–1910)

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1890: Oak and Mistletoe

George Henry and E. A. Hornel: Druids Bringing In The Mistletoe (1890) The painting follows the description of Pliny the Elder (1st century AD) in describing the ritual of oak and mistletoe: HISTORICAL FACTS CONNECTED WITH THE MISTLETOE The Druids—for … Continue reading

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1934: Floods

William H. Clarkson: Floods in the Arun Valley (c. 1934)

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1785: Museum

Sarah Stone: Perspective interior view of Sir Ashton Lever’s Museum in Leicester Square, London March 30 1785

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1874: Capital and Labor

Henry Stacy Marks: Capital and Labor (1874) In 1871, the Trade Union Act decriminalized trade unions in Great Britain: The purposes of any trade union shall not, by reason merely that they are in restraint of trade, be deemed to … Continue reading

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