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Walter Bird

(1903-1969), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 1429 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 Bird superseded Stoneman as the official photographer for the National Photographic Record, initiated by the National Portrait Gallery in 1917 to record important and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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Florence Hayes, by Walter Bird - NPG x194031

Florence Hayes

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x194031

Florence Hayes, by Walter Bird - NPG x194368

Florence Hayes

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x194368

Florence Hayes, by Walter Bird - NPG x194369

Florence Hayes

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x194369

Nancy Hornsby, by Walter Bird - NPG x198493

Nancy Hornsby

by Walter Bird
gelatin silver print, 1936
NPG x198493

Sir Philip Dennis Proctor, by Walter Bird - NPG x159758

Sir Philip Dennis Proctor

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1949
NPG x159758

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, by Walter Bird - NPG x28757

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 - NPG x28733

Sir Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt

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

Sir Frederick Robertson Parham, by Walter Bird - NPG x169808

Sir Frederick Robertson Parham

by Walter Bird
bromide print, July 1950
NPG x169808

Boris Karloff, by Walter Bird - NPG x183959

Boris Karloff

by Walter Bird
vintage print, circa 1950s
NPG x183959

Sir (Ronald) Mark Turner, by Walter Bird - NPG x33860

Sir (Ronald) Mark Turner

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1951
NPG x33860

Wilfred George Fryer, by Walter Bird - NPG x167699

Wilfred George Fryer

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1954
NPG x167699

John Hunt, Baron Hunt, by Walter Bird - NPG x135376

John Hunt, Baron Hunt

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1955
NPG x135376

Sir Alexander Colin Burlington Symon, by Walter Bird - NPG x185578

Sir Alexander Colin Burlington Symon

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1956
NPG x185578

Peter Alexander, by Walter Bird - NPG x163479

Peter Alexander

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x163479

Sir Donald Richard Allen, by Walter Bird - NPG x163554

Sir Donald Richard Allen

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x163554

Sir Eric Malcolm Jones, by Walter Bird - NPG x165406

Sir Eric Malcolm Jones

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x165406

Dame (Mary) Frances Coulshed, by Walter Bird - NPG x165614

Dame (Mary) Frances Coulshed

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x165614

Dame Mary Guillan Smieton, by Walter Bird - NPG x166897

Dame Mary Guillan Smieton

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

Sir Ralf Billing Emerson, by Walter Bird - NPG x167397

Sir Ralf Billing Emerson

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x167397

(John) Paul Wellington Furse, by Walter Bird - NPG x167709

(John) Paul Wellington Furse

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x167709

Sir Edmund George Harwood, by Walter Bird - NPG x168194

Sir Edmund George Harwood

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x168194

Austen Harry Albu, by Walter Bird - NPG x163462

Austen Harry Albu

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1958
NPG x163462

Sir Richard Neville Anderson, by Walter Bird - NPG x163619

Sir Richard Neville Anderson

by Walter Bird
bromide print, December 1958
NPG x163619

Eric Ashby, 1st Baron Ashby, by Walter Bird - NPG x163681

Eric Ashby, 1st Baron Ashby

by Walter Bird
bromide print, June 1958
NPG x163681

Dame (Mary) Henrietta Barnett, by Walter Bird - NPG x163911

Dame (Mary) Henrietta Barnett

by Walter Bird
bromide print, July 1958
NPG x163911

Arthur Henderson, Baron Rowley, by Walter Bird - NPG x164029

Arthur Henderson, Baron Rowley

by Walter Bird
bromide print, August 1958
NPG x164029

Lawrence Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough, by Walter Bird - NPG x164272

Lawrence Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough

by Walter Bird
bromide print, September 1958
NPG x164272

James Francis Hare, by Walter Bird - NPG x164302

James Francis Hare

by Walter Bird
bromide print, August 1958
NPG x164302

Sir (Frank) Patrick Bishop, by Walter Bird - NPG x165278

Sir (Frank) Patrick Bishop

by Walter Bird
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x165278

George Patrick Demaine Blacker, by Walter Bird - NPG x165291

George Patrick Demaine Blacker

by Walter Bird
bromide print, August 1958
NPG x165291

Laurence Arthur Boutwood, by Walter Bird - NPG x165387

Laurence Arthur Boutwood

by Walter Bird
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x165387

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Walter Bird - NPG x165780

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, June 1958
NPG x165780

Sybil Thorndike, by Walter Bird - NPG x165790

Sybil Thorndike

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, September 1958
NPG x165790

Richard Thomas Church, by Walter Bird - NPG x166545

Richard Thomas Church

by Walter Bird
bromide print, July 1958
NPG x166545

Richard Kidston Law, 1st Baron Coleraine, by Walter Bird - NPG x166661

Richard Kidston Law, 1st Baron Coleraine

by Walter Bird
bromide print, May 1958
NPG x166661

Sir Edmund Gerald Compton, by Walter Bird - NPG x166709

Sir Edmund Gerald Compton

by Walter Bird
bromide print, July 1958
NPG x166709

Sir Kenneth Noel Crawford, by Walter Bird - NPG x166817

Sir Kenneth Noel Crawford

by Walter Bird
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x166817

Sir (Walter) Ferguson Crawford, by Walter Bird - NPG x166819

Sir (Walter) Ferguson Crawford

by Walter Bird
bromide print, July 1958
NPG x166819

George Rowland Stanley Baring, 3rd Earl of Cromer, by Walter Bird - NPG x166872

George Rowland Stanley Baring, 3rd Earl of Cromer

by Walter Bird
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x166872

Sir Samuel Phillips Bedson, by Walter Bird - NPG x20449

Sir Samuel Phillips Bedson

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, August 1958
NPG x20449

Sir (Frank) MacFarlane Burnet, by Walter Bird - NPG x21933

Sir (Frank) MacFarlane Burnet

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, August 1958
NPG x21933

Sir Francis Wogan Festing, by Walter Bird - NPG x87341

Sir Francis Wogan Festing

by Walter Bird
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x87341

Dame (Anne) May Curwen, by Walter Bird - NPG x166948

Dame (Anne) May Curwen

by Walter Bird
bromide print, June 1958
NPG x166948

Evelyn Adelaide Sharp, Baroness Sharp, by Walter Bird - NPG x167170

Evelyn Adelaide Sharp, Baroness Sharp

by Walter Bird
bromide print, October 1958
NPG x167170

Sir Alan Nigel Drury, by Walter Bird - NPG x167269

Sir Alan Nigel Drury

by Walter Bird
bromide print, September 1958
NPG x167269

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