William Booth (1829-1912), Founder of the Salvation Army
Sitter in 35 portraits
Booth was apprenticed at thirteen to a Nottingham pawnbroker. Having converted to Methodism, he joined a group of revivalists who conducted religious services in the streets of the city. In 1849 he moved to London where he became a pawnbroker's assistant. He devoted his leisure to religion and became a lay preacher. In 1865 he and his wife started the Christian Revival Society, later the Christian Mission, in the East End of London. They held evening and Sunday meetings to offer repentance, salvation and Christian ethics to the poorest and most needy. In 1878 the organisation was reorganised as the Salvation Army, with military titles and uniforms and its own flag and music.
by Francis Dodd
On display at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK in the exhibition 'Lasting Impressions'
by Unknown photographer
vintage postcard print, 1905
by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1908
published by Black & White, after Charles M. Sheldon
relief halftone, published 16 September 1905
published by Illustrated London News
relief halftone printed in blue ink, published 29 June 1907
published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1905