“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

The Paul Hyslop Photo Album – Returning from China and Anna May Wong’s Visit to Knole, 1929

Posted: December 4th, 2018 | No Comments »

The Paul (born Charles Geddes Clarkson Hyslop) Hyslop (architect, Bloomsburyite, wartime monuments man) photograph album recently came up for sale at Abbott and Holder in London. It’s a wonderful record of many of the members of the Bloomsbury Group and other Bight Young Things between the wars. A couple of photos of particular interest to China Rhymers in the collection.

Paul Hyslop and his wife Joy on deck aboard their ship returning from China, 1928


and a group photo taken at Knole (a beautiful country house in west Kent), the Sackville-West family home, 1929 – Anna May Wong was visiting and joined Eddy Sackville-West, the music critic and novelist, as well as Hyslop and the English actress Valerie Taylor…

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