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Sir Samuel White Baker

(1821-1893), Traveller and sportsman

Sitter in 12 portraits
An enthusiastic big game hunter and adventurer, Baker turned to Africa and the problem of the Nile's source in 1861. Travelling with his wife Florence up the Nile and across country, Baker reached a large lake in March 1864, which he named the Albert N'yanza, and claimed as the true source of the Nile. Now called Lake Albert, it was later established as only a secondary source. Baker's achievements were celebrated on his return to Britain, and his highly entertaining account of his travels, The Albert N'yanza (1866), proved immensely popular.

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Sir Samuel White Baker, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax18286

Sir Samuel White Baker

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s-early 1870s
NPG Ax18286

Sir Samuel White Baker, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG x45216

Sir Samuel White Baker

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s-early 1870s
NPG x45216

Sir Samuel White Baker, by Maull & Co - NPG x8353

Sir Samuel White Baker

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, mid-late 1860s
NPG x8353

Sir Samuel White Baker, by Maull & Co - NPG x157

Sir Samuel White Baker

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x157

Sir Samuel White Baker, by Maull & Co - NPG x369

Sir Samuel White Baker

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x369

Sir Samuel White Baker, by United Association of Photography Limited - NPG x160

Sir Samuel White Baker

by United Association of Photography Limited
wothlytype carte-de-visite, 1864-1867
NPG x160

Sir Samuel White Baker, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after  United Association of Photography Limited - NPG x46614

Sir Samuel White Baker

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after United Association of Photography Limited
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1864-1867)
NPG x46614

Sir Samuel White Baker, by United Association of Photography Limited - NPG x68858

Sir Samuel White Baker

by United Association of Photography Limited
wothlytype carte-de-visite, 1864-1867
NPG x68858

Sir Samuel White Baker, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17592

Sir Samuel White Baker

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1880
NPG Ax17592

Sir Samuel White Baker, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG x159

Sir Samuel White Baker

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1880
NPG x159

Sir Samuel White Baker, by York & Son, after  Unknown photographer - NPG x3629

Sir Samuel White Baker

by York & Son, after Unknown photographer
glass lantern slide, 1890s (before 1893)
NPG x3629

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