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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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Statesmen of World War I, by Sir James Guthrie - NPG 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

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x167776

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x167776

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Lillywhite Photographic Series - NPG x193823

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x7180

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

Katharine Legat (née Edis); Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x132476

Katharine Legat (née Edis); Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D18011

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D18011

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1917
NPG x43719

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

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

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