4 of 48 portraits of Robert Baden-Powell
by Pirie MacDonald
bromide print, 1919
9 in. x 6 in. (229 mm x 152 mm)
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- Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857-1941), Major-General and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Sitter in 48 portraits.
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The portrait by Pirie MacDonald, the self-styled New York 'Photographer of Men' was taken in the year before Baden-Powell was acclaimed World Chief Scout. MacDonald reputedly photographed 70,000 men over sixty years and 500 of these are preserved in the New York Historical Society.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 28