1 portrait of Robert Baden-Powell
by Walter Stoneman
platinotype on card mount, 1927
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (164 mm x 120 mm)
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- Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857-1941), Major-General and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Sitter in 47 portraits.
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- Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18521 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
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In 1917 Walter Stoneman, chief operator for J Russell & Sons, became the first official photographer for the National Portrait Gallery's National Photographic Record. Over the following forty years he photographed over 6000 mainly male subjects, suggested by the photographer and approved by the Trustees. In his Who's Who entry Stoneman described his recreation as 'studying human nature'.