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Ernest Walter Histed

(1862-1947), Photographer

Artist associated with 32 portraits
Although Ernest Walter Histed was born in Brighton, he made his reputation as a photographer in Chicago and later in Pittsburgh. He returned to England to set up a studio first in New Bond Street and then in Baker Street. In 1898 he made portraits of H. Rider Haggard, Clara Butt and the Empress of Germany, the last by command of Queen Victoria at Windsor castle. He also photographed Royal Academicians, leading actors for The Candid Friend and Pope Pius X. The firm continued as Histed and Company when he returned to New York to operate a studio on Fifth Avenue. He moved to Palm beach, Florida and continued to work until 1934. The largest collection of his work is held by the Museum of the City of New York.

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Jan Hambourg; Mark Hambourg; Boris Hambourg, by Ernest Walter Histed, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197782

Jan Hambourg; Mark Hambourg; Boris Hambourg

by Ernest Walter Histed, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1909
NPG x197782

Irene Vanbrugh, by Ernest Walter Histed, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197853

Irene Vanbrugh

by Ernest Walter Histed, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, early 1910s
NPG x197853

Pope Pius X (Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto), by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x196008

Pope Pius X (Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto)

by Ernest Walter Histed
gelatin silver print, published 1914
NPG x196008

Algernon Henry Blackwood; Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x19029

Algernon Henry Blackwood; Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, circa 1915
NPG x19029

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x88927

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1916
NPG x88927

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x88928

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1916
NPG x88928

William John Locke, by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x12467

William John Locke

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, circa 1917
NPG x12467

Herbert Waring, by Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x27269

Herbert Waring

by Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure
NPG x27269

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Lily Brayton

by Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, 1901
NPG x6417

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Fred Terry

by Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure
NPG x26843

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William John Locke

by Ernest Walter Histed
copy print
NPG x75833

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William John Locke

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print
NPG x75847

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