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Dan Jones’ Portraits

September 19, 2021
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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7 Responses leave one →
  1. September 19, 2021

    What an amazing resource. Thank you for sharing.

  2. September 19, 2021

    Fascinating and often immensely moving stories. I loved the fact that the descendants of people who had immensely hard lives were still there decades later and doing a little better. Testament to the grit and endurance of the “ordinary” people who get overlooked by history but actually are the ones who make it.

  3. Ruth Fleming permalink
    September 19, 2021

    These pictures are amazing. Not just portraits, they also capture the personality of the subjects

  4. Marnie Sweet permalink
    September 19, 2021

    ARP Joe, Lily Cove, Oona King, Eva Mary Towns White–especially wonderful.
    Thank you for a visual Sunday blessing.

  5. Saba permalink
    September 19, 2021

    Dan Jones is just extraordinarily talented. The live captions leading to interesting vignettes — really nice. A VERY long post, could have been three or even four separate posts.

  6. Peter Hart permalink
    September 19, 2021

    Wonderful paintings. Thank you so much for posting.

  7. September 25, 2021

    Fabulous collection of some amazing individuals.

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