Michael Foot, Labour politician, giving a speech
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter, and the oldest sitting member of the House of Commons 1987-1992. Seen here giving a speech, probably at a Labour Party conference, watched by Tony Benn (Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn, formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, b 1925) and Judith Hart (Baroness Hart of South Lanark, 1924-1991).
© Mary Evans / Marx Memorial Library
Conference table and photos, Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine
View of a conference table, and two photos on the walls, in the Livadia (Livadija) Palace, Yalta, Ukraine, where the historic February 1945 meeting took place between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. Today the palace houses a museum, but it is sometimes used by the Ukrainian authorities for international summits. At one time it was a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and his family (building was completed in 1911).
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Hubertus Kanus
1907 Imperial Conference - Discussions in Whitehall
The Imperial Conference of 1907 - convened in London on 15th April 1907 as the 'Colonial Conference' , concluding on 14th May 1907. The Chairman of the conference was British Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. The conference decided to cease referring to self-governing British colonies as colonies and conferred upon them dominion status. Participants pictured here are (from left): Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930) - Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) - Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836-1908) - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, The Earl of Elgin (1849-1917) - United Kingdom Secretary of State for the Colonies, Alfred Deakin (1856-1919) - Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Leander Starr Jameson, 1st Baronet (1853-1917) - Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, Louis Botha (18621919) - South African politician (who was the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa) and Sir William Lyne (1844-1913) - Australian Minister for Trade and Customs. Date: 1907
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection