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James Abbe (1883-1973), American photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 12 portraits
Photographer. Abbe started his career in New York and Hollywood, making Paris his base in the 1920s with a studio in the same road as Man Ray. He specialised in subjects from the theatre as well as fashion designers and was a pioneer of photojournalism. He was the subject of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery held in 1995, The Lure of the Limelight.

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P878

Edward Henry Molyneux

by James Abbe
bromide print, 1920s
NPG P878

x135829

José Collins

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1918
NPG x135829

x38393

Dame Gladys Cooper

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x38393

x138888

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1922
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x138888

x193425

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

by James Abbe
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published October 1922
NPG x193425

x126739

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x126739

x127033

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127033

x127034

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127034

x127035

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127035

x127036

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127036

x127037

Louise Browne

possibly by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127037

x184054

Jessie Matthews

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1930s
NPG x184054

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