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National Photographic Record: prints by Walter Stoneman, 1910-19

The National Photographic Record began in 1917, during the First World War, at the instigation of Walter Stoneman, the chief photographer for the long established firm of Russell & Sons. A selected range of eminent people of the day were invited to make an appointment to sit at Stoneman's studio and from each sitting a mounted print was added to the NPR. Reproduction fees from the publication of any of these photographs were shared between the photographer and the National Portrait Gallery. The collection was made for record purposes only, with no intention of the results being exhibited. Despite controversy caused by working exclusively with one selected photographer, the collection of postcard-sized prints of eminent people of the day grew over the years to an archive of over 10,000 subjects. Each year approximately 200 new subjects were added to an alphabetical sequence now housed in 436 boxes and viewable by appointment. Stoneman was succeeded, on his retirement and death, by Walter Bird (active 1958-1967), and then by Godfrey Argent (active 1967-1970).

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Sir George Brookman, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165654

Sir George Brookman

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x165654

Archibald Henry Peake, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x169894

Archibald Henry Peake

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1910s
NPG x169894

Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159915

Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1915
NPG x159915

Sir John Anderson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x163613

Sir John Anderson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x163613

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165581

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x165581

Sir William Crookes, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166879

Sir William Crookes

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x166879

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159731

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159731

William Ferguson Massey, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186538

William Ferguson Massey

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186538

Sir Evan Eyare Carter, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x162830

Sir Evan Eyare Carter

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x162830