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Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)

(1906-1956), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 90 portraits
Of Jewish Italian ancestry, Baron Sterling Henry Nahum was born in Manchester. He took up documentary film making in 1933, before establishing a photographic studio three years later in London. He was soon portraying the stars of ballet, film and politics and became widely known as a broadcaster and writer on photography. In 1954, whilst in America promoting his book Ballet Encore, Baron was commissioned to photograph Hollywood's female celebrities.

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Doris Ethel Waters; (Florence) Elsie Waters, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x135727

Doris Ethel Waters; (Florence) Elsie Waters

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
bromide print, 1940s
NPG x135727

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles, possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136398

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 15 December 1948
NPG x136398

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles, possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136399

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 15 December 1948
NPG x136399

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Charles, possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136400

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Charles

possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 15 December 1948
NPG x136400

'Four Generations at Buckingham Palace', possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136772

'Four Generations at Buckingham Palace'

possibly by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 15 December 1948
NPG x136772

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x35386

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
cibachrome print, 15 December 1948
NPG x35386

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x35387

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
cibachrome print, 1949
NPG x35387

Leslie Scott Falconer Mitchell, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum) - NPG x75821

Leslie Scott Falconer Mitchell

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
chlorobromide print, circa 1949
NPG x75821

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136401

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x136401

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136402

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x136402

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136403

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x136403

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136404

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x136404

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136405

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x136405

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136406

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x136406

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x136407

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x136407

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138036

Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x138036

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138066

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x138066

Prince Charles, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138069

Prince Charles

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x138069

Prince Charles, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138070

Prince Charles

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x138070

Prince Charles, by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x138071

Prince Charles

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1949
NPG x138071

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