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Choose from 160 pictures in our Embassy 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.


Elegance at the Embassy Club by Mundo, 1929 Featured Print

Elegance at the Embassy Club by Mundo, 1929

An impression by Mundo of the dance floor at the Embassy Club at supper-time with a number of well-known people. On the left of the dance floor is Sir Francis Oppenheimer dancing with a partner in a green dress, next to them, and slightly in the foreground, are Mr Alfredo Pena Unzne and Lady Ashley, whilst the Hon. Wilfred Egerton is seen in the background. Immediately behind the table are Mr and Mrs Augustin Edwards, with the smiling lawn tennis star, Jean Borotra, dancing with a partner in white a little to the right and next to the monocle Sir Cecil Beck and Lady Beck. M. and Mme. Dubonnet (better known as Mrs Nash of "the best-dressed woman in the world" fame) are the next couple, and on the right are Mr Arturo Rubinstein and partner next to the presiding genius, Luigi. At the table Mrs Jack Williams and Mrs Godfrey Miller sit at supper with Mr Lionel Mander, the picture being completed by the presence of no less a celebrity than Jackson, the Club's black cat.
1929

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Dorchester House, Park Lane Featured Print

Dorchester House, Park Lane

Dorchester House, Park Lane, designed by Lewis Vulliamy for Robert Holford, built on the site of an earlier house belonging to the Earls of Dorchester in 1851 - 53. It was the residence of Mr. Whitelaw Reid, American Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, from 1905-13 and served as a hospital during World War I. One of the most impressive and palatial mansions in London, It contained a fine picture gallery, library and was particularly noted for its grand staircase. The house was sold in 1929 and demolished to make way for the Dorchester Hotel. Pictured in 1895 at the time the Shahzada Nasrullah Khan was staying in the capital. Date: 1895

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Officer of Turkish Army Liberation Police Featured Print

Officer of Turkish Army Liberation Police

The Great Street of Pera near the Greek Consulate - an Officer of the Army Liberation Police keeping an 'eye out' for cowardly mutineers. On January 12th 1909, Constantinople recognized the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzogovina. Vienna paid the Turks a 2.2 million indemnity, the Russians cancelled a 20-million Turkish indemnity in return for Constantinople's recognition of Bulgarian independence, and internal strife disrupts the whole of the Ottoman Empire. The 76-year-old Grand Vizier Kamil was deposed on February 13th and replaced by Hussein Hilmi. The Baghdad-born General Mahmud Sevket Pasa suppressed a religious uprising against the Young Turk Government in what is now remembered as the 31st of March Incident. Upwards of 20, 000 Armenians were massacred. The 1st Army Corps revolted at Constantinople on April 13th; composed chiefly of Albanians, it forced Hilmi to resign. A 25, 000-man army of liberation arrived from Macedonia on April 24, a 5-hour battle ensued, and leaders of the April 13th revolt were executed. The Sultan Abdul Hamid II favoured a return to absolutism and was duly imprisoned in his palace, his 4, 000-man Albanian guard surrendering to the Young Turks on April 25th, giving up its arms, and the Sultan was deposed on April 26th at age 66 (after a 33-year reign) by the unanimous vote of the Ottoman parliament. His helpless 64-year-old brother reigned until 1918 as Mohammed V, and Gen. Sevket was promoted to Inspector General of the first three army corps and Minister of War. Date: 24th April 1909

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection