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Dan Jones Portraits

August 13, 2019
by the gentle author

In recent years, Dan Jones has painted a magnificent series of portraits from different eras for East End Tales by the Speed History Writers Group. Many of these are well known but others less familiar, so you can click on any of the names below to learn more about the subjects.

Ayub Ali

Surat Alley

Clement Attlee


Dr Thomas Barnardo

Julie Begum

Pearl Binder

David Bomberg

Lilian Bowes-Lyon

Sister Christine

Rose Cohen

Alexander Cooke

Meg Cornwall

Harry Costin

Siddy Costin

Lily Cove

Boxer Davey

Toni Davey

Tommy Flowers

Charlie Goodman

Eva Amy Harkness

Elizabeth Holdsworth

Tunde Ikoli

Joseph Ha Kahone

Oona King

Charlie Magri

Gladys McGee

Grace Mills

Anna Nadel

Jacob Ornstein

Chris Searle

Lao She

Police Constable James Stewart

Maudie Thomas

Matilda Towns

Wouter Van Den Bergh

Samuel & Yeta Wassersug

Manny Weinberger

Rabbi Avraham Aba Werner

Eva Mary Towns White

Portraits copyright © Dan Jones

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10 Responses leave one →
  1. Ron McCormick permalink
    August 13, 2019

    A lovely set of portraits Dan Jones.
    The whole history of the East End and nice to see a few old friends amongst them

  2. Caroline Bottomley permalink
    August 13, 2019

    Oh they are superb, I hadn’t seen his pictures before, I love them.
    Thanks for publishing

  3. August 13, 2019

    They’re great, so full of life. Take care of that arm.

  4. August 13, 2019

    Amazing portraits by Dan and most interesting stories, thank you for sharing them.
    I hope you are having some restful ‘down time’ to recover from the shock of your fall and to allow your arm to heal.

  5. Rupert Bumfrey permalink
    August 13, 2019

    Superb, especially when viewed via accompanying links!

  6. Gayle Thorsen permalink
    August 13, 2019

    What a wonderful project. No end to the fascinating characters that have populated the East End. Lovely little portraits. Thanks for this discovery.

  7. mick o'leary permalink
    August 13, 2019

    Brilliant! A stunning portrait collection of East End life in all its exuberance, energy, love and variety.

  8. Jill Wilson permalink
    August 13, 2019

    Excellent stuff – a great set of portraits, full of character and East End energy.

    And I look forward to reading all the biogs when I have the time.

  9. Pamela Traves permalink
    August 14, 2019

    All are Beautiful Paintings of People of the Past. I enjoy of them All. ThankYou So Much!!!

  10. August 14, 2019

    The portraits are lovely, so full of colour and life. Thank you Dan, for these and so much more.

    Ken & Larraine

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