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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, by Pirie MacDonald, 1919 - NPG P140(30) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

by Pirie MacDonald
bromide print, 1919
9 in. x 6 in. (229 mm x 152 mm)
Purchased, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG P140(30)


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The portrait by Pirie MacDonald, the self-styled New York 'Photographer of Men' was taken in the year before Baden-Powell was acclaimed World Chief Scout. MacDonald reputedly photographed 70,000 men over sixty years and 500 of these are preserved in the New York Historical Society.

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