Asquith & Wife at Armstrong Works, Lord Mayor of Newcastle on right (LOC)

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Asquith & Wife at Armstrong Works, Lord Mayor of Newcastle on right

1915 (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

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Photograph shows Margot Asquith (1864-1945) (left) with her husband Lord Asquith (1852-1928) (second from right), accompanying John Fitzgerald, Lord Mayor of Newcastle (right) at Armstrong-Whitmowth & Co. in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 3468-5


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 10/Aug/2012 17:26:03

    HH Asquith: Margot Tennant Asquith: Of whom Dorothy Parker said, "The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature."

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    • 11/Aug/2012 03:11:03

    Armstrong was a Brtitish engineering company: "Headquartered in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Armstrong Whitworth engaged in the construction of armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles, and aircraft." From describes events associated with the bicentenary of William Armstrong, the company's founder. It appears from that the Armstrong Works were closed in June 2012. lists the Lord Mayors of Newcastle for this time period.

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    • 11/Aug/2012 06:22:05

    While fashion standards have certainly lessened since this photo was taken, the Lord Mayor appears to be dressed rather formally and old-fashioned even for the time.

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    Melinda Young Stuart

    • 13/Aug/2012 12:58:05

    Very fashionable costume on Margot! The drape of it is extraordinary--a fine wool, I'd say. Thanks,[email protected] , for the Wiki link; wonderful backgrounder.

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    • 14/Aug/2012 03:34:12

    From the photo in I'm inclined to think the Lord Mayor pictured here is John Fitzgerald, whose term in office was a year spanning 1914-1915.

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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

    • 15/Aug/2012 16:01:54

    We believe it was 21 April 1915

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    • 18/Aug/2012 03:03:50

    I agree it's John Fitzgerald in the top hat at right. (wikipedia could use more info on Mayor Fitzgerald)

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    • 20/Aug/2012 21:37:23

    Sir John Fitzgerald was an Irishman who emigrated to Newcastle in the 1880s. He made his fortune in brewing and the hospitality trade, and became Lord Mayor of his adopted city in 1914. The company he founded lives on in the North East of England. He was a driving force behind the creation of the Tyneside Irish Brigade (a unit of the Northumberland Fusiliers, a regiment in the British army). The Tyneside Irish recruited among the Irish communities in the North East of England and advanced the furthest under fire of any British unit on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, suffering horrendous casualties. He has a memorial stained glass window in St Dominic's RC church in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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    Arden (LOC P&P)

    • 22/Aug/2012 12:24:15

    Thanks to all for your comments and information about the people in this image. I agree that Sir John Fitzgerald is the Lord Mayor shown on the right. We willl add more details to the image description when we update.