Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th), France (a feat made legendary in the 1981 movie 'Chariots of Fire'). His time was 10.6 seconds. Jackson Scholz (second from right) was second and Arthur Porritt (far left) was third. The other named athlete was the World Record holder at the time, Charles Paddock. The other two competitors featured were fourth placed Chester Bowman (second left) and sixth placed Loren Murchison (third from right).
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Harold Macmillan addressing the Conservative Party Conferenc
Photograph showing (Maurice) Harold Macmillan (1894-1986) delivering his speech to the Conservative Party conference at Scarborough, Yorkshire, 15th October 1960. Macmillan, then British Prime Minister, spoke about the Monckton Commission Report on the Central African Federation and about East-West relations.
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Algiers, Algeria - Landowski's Monument to the Dead of WW1
Algiers, Algeria - Architects Maurice Gras and Edouard Monestes - Sculptors Paul Landowski's (with bas-reliefs on the base carved by Bigonet) - Monument of the Dead (of WW1). In the late 1970s, the mayor of Algiers appointed Mhamed Issiakhem, one of the founders of Algerias modern art movement, to hide this remnant of colonialism. Not wanting to remove or destroy the statue, the artist decided to enclose it in a sort of concrete sarcophagus. Date: circa 1930