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Walter Bird

(1903-1969), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 1428 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 Bird superseded Stoneman as the official photographer for the National Photographic Record, initiated by the National Portrait Gallery in 1917 to record important and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

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

Boris Karloff, by Walter Bird - NPG x183959

Boris Karloff

by Walter Bird
vintage print, circa 1950s
NPG x183959

Peter Alexander, by Walter Bird - NPG x163479

Peter Alexander

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x163479

Dame Mary Guillan Smieton, by Walter Bird - NPG x166897

Dame Mary Guillan Smieton

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

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