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Walter Bird (1903-1969), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 1426 portraits
In the early years of his career Bird worked mostly on advertising commissions and portraits of actors, published in magazines such as Tatler and Theatre World. He published several books on photography including Eves without Leaves (1940), which proved popular with British troops during the Second World War. On the death of Walter Stoneman in 1958 Bird took over his position as chief photographer for J. Russell& Sons , purchasing the business in 1961. Bird superseded Stoneman as the official photographer for the National Photographic Record, initiated by the National Portrait Gallery in 1917 to record important and influential citizens.

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Sir Edward Louis Spears, 1st Bt

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 112 June 1965
NPG x185410


Florence Hayes

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x194031


Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x28757


Sir Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x28733


Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt)

by Walter Bird
vintage print, circa 1950s
NPG x183959


Wilfred George Fryer

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1954
NPG x167699


John Hunt, Baron Hunt

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1955
NPG x135376


Peter Alexander

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x163479


Sir Donald Richard Allen

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x163554


Sir Eric Malcolm Jones

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x165406


Dame (Mary) Frances Coulshed

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x165614


Dame Mary Guillan Smieton

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 1957
NPG x166897


Sir Ralf Billing Emerson

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x167397


(John) Paul Wellington Furse

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x167709


Austen Harry Albu

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1958
NPG x163462

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