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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes (1875-1937), Minister of Transport

Sitter in 19 portraits
Born at Agra, India and educated at several British public schools; in 1892 he travelled to New York and spent the following two years working in a sequence of jobs; on his return home to India he managed fifty miles of tramway and became a traffic superintendent for the Rohilkhand and Kumaon Railway; in 1904 Geddes joined the North Eastern Railway (NER) in Britain, rising to the position of deputy general manager in 1911; during the early years of the First World War Geddes held the positions of director-general of transportation in France and director-general of military railways at the War Office, as well as the rank of major-general; he departed as the last businessman-in-government in 1921.

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2463

Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
oil on canvas, 1924-1930
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2463

x7180

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
whole-plate autochrome, 1920-1930
NPG x7180

x132476

Katharine Legat (née Edis); Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
half-plate autochrome, 1920s
NPG x132476

D18011

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
cigarette card, 1926
NPG D18011

x167776

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x167776

x43719

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1917
NPG x43719

x193823

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Bassano Ltd, published by Lillywhite Photographic Series
postcard print, circa 1918
NPG x193823

x45979

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1920-1930
NPG x45979

x13671

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13671

x13672

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13672

x13673

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13673

x13674

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13674

x13675

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13675

x13676

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13676

x13677

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13677

x13678

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13678

x13679

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x13679

D4053

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Fred May
brush and ink with white heightening, 1935
NPG D4053